Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pamplemousse and Paloma

Something about citrus and tequila is so refreshing and delicious.  I had recently tried tequila and blood orange, which got me thinking about other citrus and tequila combinations.  Texas has enormous, ruby red delicious grapefruits.  La Paloma is a drink that combines grapefruit and what the heck.  There are several iterations of this drink, ones that use fresh juice and those that use grapefruit soda (Squirt, Jarritos).  After our trip to Central Market today, we left with many pounds of citrus, as well as some Pellegrino Pompelo soda.  As a side note, I don't really like eating raw citrus, it is a texture thing, but we also bought some Sumo Citrus, and it is like candy.  It is soooooooo wonderful. But I digress.  

The Paloma tonight was of the fresh juice variety.  Here goes:

2 oz anejo or reposado tequila
1 oz tequila plata or blanca
juice of one lime
1 oz simple syrup
pinch of salt 
juice of 1/2 large grapefruit
sparkling water/club soda

Mix first 6 ingredients in a shaker with ice
Pour 3-4 oz soda water in a glass with lots of ice
Pour the drink mixture over soda water in glasses

Makes 2 drinks

Will be trying the Pompelo Soda version soon.


Very bright, yet a little complex.  

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