Paloma Cocktail Goes to a Party!

Photo - Paloma Cocktail Goes to a Party! - NHFA couple of years ago, some friends turned us on to the Paloma Cocktail.  It is a light drink with an edge of citrus.  Not too sweet.  Not too sour.  See The Perfect Summer Drink if you’d like to read my original post on making one glass at a time.

This drink has become popular with many of our friends.  It’s tasty, so you look forward to it.  A good size to hold onto for awhile.  And the alcohol content is low enough to (hopefully!) allow you to stay within the boundaries of good decisions.

One evening last summer, we were invited to a White Party and asked to bring a batch of our favorite party cocktail.

Have you ever been to a White Party?  It’s pretty simple.  Everything is predominantly white, from clothing and decorations to food.  It’s just one of those goofy things that takes a small bit of imagination and turns out to be a lot of fun.

This pale-colored cocktail fit right in.

The challenge was pre-mixing a jug of chilly goodness without losing it’s refreshing sparkle.  Here’s how we pulled off a large enough batch for 10 … or so!
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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 …
Ice
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