Paloma, I love you

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Covered porch, a well-used swing, soft breeze, early evening warmth, citrus juice on fingers, bare feet, radishes sprouting nearby, sleeping dogs, two palomas.  

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Recipe for 1 large paloma

Tequila - 1/4cup (cold)

Pink grapefruit - 1 large, cut in half and juiced over a strainer

Lime - Juice of 1 lime + a slice of lime to garnish

Agave - 1TB (or other sweetener)

Club soda - 1/8 - 1/4 cup depending on taste (I used closer to 1/4)  (cold)

Sea salt - for the rim (optional) 

A few ice cubes

Apparently, the paloma is the most ordered drink in Mexico and it is made a variety of ways. Sometimes it is made with fresh grapefruit juice and them sometimes with a grapefruit soda - typically jarritos. I chose the fresh juice route. I also sweetened this with agave because I think it compliments any tequila drink but feel free to use honey or a simple syrup. 

Wet the rim of your glass with juice or water (if using salt) and dip the rim into a saucer of sea salt. Juice the grapefruit (strained) and combine it with the tequila, lime juice, agave, and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker (just stir this well into your glass with a spoon if you are not using a cocktail shaker). Shaker (or stir) until combine and pour into your glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy! (Best enjoyed over tacos)

 

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