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Paloma Rosa

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Here’s a classic Mexican tequila cocktail which is traditionally made with a grapefruit soda, either Jarritos or Squirt.  Our version uses fresh grapefruit juice and sweetened lime juice. We think it pairs well with any of our brunch recipes.    

Servings: 812-ounce drinks
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Ingredients

  • 3/4cup fresh lime juice
  • 6tablespoons sugar
  • 2cups fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2cups 100% agave silver tequila (our favorite is Milagro)
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • A lime half for moistening the glass rims
  • Coarse (kosher) salt
  • Ice cubes (you’ll need 6 to 7 cups—small ones are best)
  • 8ounces sparkling water

Instructions

In a pitcher, stir together the lime juice, sugar and 1 cup water until the sugar has dissolved. Add the grapefruit juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Add the tequila and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pitcher to finish the base. Moisten the rims of the glasses with the cut side of the lime. Spread coarse salt on a small plate, then upend the glasses into the salt to crust the rims. Fill the glasses 3/4 full with ice and add 6 ounces of the tequila mixture to each. Top off each cocktail with 1 ounce sparkling water, stir to combine and enjoy.

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