Summer Cocktail Series : La Paloma

It’s hot, y’all. Real hot. And my favorite way to beat the heat is with a cocktail, amiright? So Aaron has agreed to be my man model for the Official Rosemary on the TV Summer Cocktail Series. Beginning now and continuing till I don’t feel like doing it anymore, I’ll be serving up an ice cold cocktail recipe every week. Let’s begin, shall we?

This saucy senorita is perfect if you’re a margarita drinker looking to spread your wingspan a bit. It’s light and refreshing and probably the smoothest tequila drink I’ve ever had.

La Paloma

1 oz. tequila blanco

3 oz. grapefruit soda

juice of half a lime

margarita salt

Rim a glass with lime juice and dip in margarita salt. I used this lime-flavored margarita salt from Williams-Sonoma. If you don’t like salt on the rim of your drinks (I normally don’t), mix a pinch of salt into your drink. Trust. The salt is essential to this drink.

Fill glass with ice and mix tequila and lime juice. Top with grapefruit soda. I used San Pellegrino Pompelmo, but Izze would also work and maybe add a bit more color. I think the Mexican soda brand Jarritos also makes a grapefruit soda. Top with a lime slice and enjoy!

4 Responses to “Summer Cocktail Series : La Paloma”


  1. 1 Amy Bell June 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    YUM!!! I think I may swing by the liquor store tonight and whip one of these up. If you ever want lime salt and don’t have time to swing by Williams-Sonoma, you can use a fine grater to zest just the outer layer of your lime, throw a little zest in with some kosher salt and shake it up. Pretty simple to make on your own! My hubby whips up lime salt when we grill corn.

  2. 2 Jo Lynne June 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Great choice for your next series…This one sounds really, really good. Tell your man model/model man I said hey.

  3. 3 Tara June 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I love the glassware and the marg recipe. Winner.

  4. 4 Nicole Hunnicutt July 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

    This sounds so refreshing! Gotta try it. Although me + tequila don’t always mix. 😉


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