Freshly squeezed grapefruit Paloma’s with spicy tajin - the perfect way to kick start your weekend!
It’s Friday and it’s Memorial Day Weekend - so if you're in the US it’s a Long Weekend!!! I love the first long weekend of summer, knowing that the days are getting warmer and the sun is shining a little bit brighter.
So kicking off this long weekend I figured we needed a bright fresh cocktail. If you have never had a Paloma you are missing out. They are so easy to make and a great alternative to the classic margarita. While this is a pretty classic recipe the tajin switching things up a bit with a little spicy kick.
Now if you have never had tajin you are missing out - it’s a combo of salt, lime and red chillies and you can put it on soooo many different things. Sprinkled on fish or chicken, cucumbers, popcorn or the classic mango. Now perhaps the idea of sprinkling salt and chillis on mangos seem odd to you but don’t knock it till you try it! So since there is a great balance of flavours in Tajin it also makes for a fun and unique rim for a drink.
So cheers to the long weekend and the official kick-off to summer - have a Paloma to celebrate!
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 13 minutes
total time 38 minutes
servings 30 cookies
2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz tequila
In a cocktail shaker add grapefruit juice, lime juice simple syrup and tequila. Add in 1/2 cup of ice and shake.
Rim the edge of your cocktail glass with the tajin then strain your drink into the prepared glass and top with soda water.