La Paloma

Happy Friday and happy first day of March!  With February behind us, I have spring on my mind and this perfectly pink cocktail is just what we need to get us raring for warmer weather...even if that may be many weeks away from now.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

La Paloma

image and recipe {via}


½ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

½ cup tequila or mescal

2 tbsp. simple syrup*

½ cup club soda, divided

*To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is fully dissolved. Chill before using. You can use this to sweeten coffee, cocktails, etc.

To Mix:

Rim 2 cocktail glasses with juice from a grapefruit wedge and dip in coarse salt. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and simple syrup in a liquid measuring cup or cocktail shaker. Mix well to blend. Pour ¼ cup of club soda into each cocktail glass. Top each serving off with half of the cocktail mixture. Garnish with grapefruit wedges, if desired. Sip and enjoy!