The Perfect Summer Drink

July 4, 2013
Good friends came to visit for the week of the 4th and introduced us to the perfect summer drink. Apparently, it’s one of the *hot* cocktails these days with many versions.  We like this tart, thirst-cutting interpretation best.  It’s satisfying and goes down very easily!

Paloma Cocktail – The Perfect Summer Drink

Paloma - the fixings - The Perfect Summer Drink
The Perfect Summer Drink

Yields … 1 serving

What’s in it …
1 oz silver tequila such as 1800 Silver (I don’t waste Petron on anything mixed)
11.15 fl oz can San Pellegrino Pompelmo (grapefruit) beverage
1/4-1/2 of a lime

This is how you pull it together …
• Fill a tall glass about 2/3 of the way with ice
• Add 1 jigger (1 – 1 1/2 oz) of tequila
• Squeeze a chunk of lime into the glass and drop the squeezed lime right in.
• Pour sparkling grapefruit beverage to about 1 inch below the rim of the glass.
• Garnish with more lime and salt, if desired (I don’t)

I’ve thought of adding a sprig of mint from the garden, but haven’t yet. Also, you could skip the tequila, I guess. But, why mess with perfection?

The Perfect Summer Drink
Paloma Cocktail – The Perfect Summer Drink

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