This pink Paloma is a delicious grapefruit Paloma cocktail. It is made with tequila, lime juice and pink grapefruit soda and makes a perfect summer cocktail.
A Pink Paloma is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. This cocktail consists of tequila, grapefruit soda and lime juice.
The tequila provides a subtle, earthy flavor that's complemented by the tartness of the lime juice.
The grapefruit soda adds a sweet and slightly bitter element to the mix, creating a well-balanced and refreshing drink.
Overall, it's a bright and zesty cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a hot day or any time you're in the mood for something fruity and delicious.
Tequila: The main spirit used in a Pink Paloma is tequila. It provides an earthy and slightly smoky flavor to the cocktail.
Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice adds a tart and citrusy taste to the drink. It also helps to balance out the sweetness of the grapefruit soda.
Grapefruit Soda: Grapefruit soda is what gives this cocktail its signature pink hue. It has a sweet yet slightly bitter taste that's perfect for mixing with tequila.
Grenadine Syrup (optional): Grenadine syrup is often added to Pink Palomas for extra sweetness and color. It's made from pomegranate juice and sugar, which adds a fruity flavor to the mix. Not necessary but great if you like a sweeter drink.
Pour tequila into your glass.
Add in the lime juice and grapefruit soda.
Give everything a good stir.
Add ice and garnish.
How to Garnish
Grapefruit Wedge: A simple grapefruit wedge is an easy and classic garnish for a Pink Paloma. It adds a pop of color and citrusy flavor to the drink. You could also use a full circle slice for an impressive pop of color.
Lime Wedge: Similarly, a lime wedge adds a bright burst of freshness to the cocktail.
Salt Rim: If you're feeling fancy, try rimming your glass with salt before pouring in your cocktail. It pairs well with the tartness of the grapefruit soda and helps bring out the flavors in the tequila.
Mint Leaves: Fresh mint leaves add a refreshing and herbaceous note to the drink. Plus, they look great as a garnish!
Edible Flowers: For an extra special touch, consider adding edible flowers like hibiscus or lavender to your Pink Paloma. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also add a delicate floral flavor that complements the other ingredients in the cocktail.
- 2 ounces Tequila
- 4 ounces Pink Grapefruit Soda
- ½ ounce Lime Juice
- Place tequila, grapefruit soda and lime juice in a glass and stir. Add ice, garnish and serve.
While the grapefruit soda adds sweetness to the drink, you can always add a bit of simple syrup or grenadine for a sweeter drink.