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easy summertime paloma cocktail

May 4, 2019
easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

my brother is a craft cocktail genius + sommelier. basically, the guru of all things adult beverages. I may be the older + wiser sister (HA!), but when it comes to drink recommendations, he’s my first + only call. I recently asked for a delicious + EASY cinco de mayo cocktail recipe. he quickly responded with: “you should totally drink palomas”. normally I’d be hesitant to order, let alone make, a cocktail with grapefruit as the main ingredient. I’m not a fan, but I trust my brother’s recommendations – so, I went for it ..

it did NOT disappoint. the grapefruit flavor was surprising subtle + light. it’s a bubbly + refreshing cocktail that will transport you to a sunny beach somewhere. I’d say even non-grapefruit fans, like me, can enjoy this. sip on your patio, on a boat, or on your couch while binge watching your latest netflix obsession. (I am simultaneously stuck on the crown + parenthood).

easy summertime paloma cocktail

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

for your summertime sip of choice, trade in the margarita for a paloma.

my brother recommended jarritos grapefruit soda, saying “it’s the best”. I searched our grocery store HIGH + LOW, but couldn’t find it (I swore I’d seen it there before). I was determined to use “the best” grapefruit soda, per my brother. so, the husband stopped by a local mexican market in des moines and brought home a few bottles. if you can’t find it locally, here’s a list of other grapefruit soda options.

easy summertime paloma cocktail

• 1.5 oz silver tequila

• .5 oz lime juice

• top with grapefruit soda

• serve over ice with a fresh grapefruit wedge

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

looking for more summertime cocktail inspiration? this adult pink lemonade is dangerously delicious.

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