PalomaYield: 1 drink Notes: You can play around with the flavor of a Paloma by swapping out different types of tequila. Go smoky with mezcal. Or try añejo or reposado tequila that’s been aged longer in oak barrels (like bourbon, whiskey, or wine). I love the depth of flavor of an añejo tequila.
Flaky Kosher salt
2 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 tsp. agave nectar, plus more to taste
2 oz. high-quality tequila*
Splash of sparkling water
- Pour a small scoop of salt into a small, flat ramekin or bowl. With a grapefruit cut in half, twist the rim of the serving glass on the meat of the fruit, then twist the glass into the salt.
- Meanwhile, peel the lime using the citrus peeler before cutting to juice. Gently twist the peel. Set aside.
- Fill glass with fresh ice. Pour in grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave nectar. Gently stir to combine. Top with tequila and a splash of sparkling water. Give another quick stir. Garnish with the twisted lime peel and serve.