My guy and I have been very fortunate to visit New York on several occasions and we usually find ourselves enjoying a meal at Quality Meats; the first time we visited, I ordered a Paloma cocktail. I’ll confess, it was my first Paloma and it was love at first sip; in fact, I do believe I drank two . . . I’m such a light-weight, let’s just say that the rest of the evening was at once both delightful and I don’t remember much – is that ok to confess?
Fast-forward a few years and here we are smack in the middle of a pandemic so travel is now off the table; however, making a Paloma at home couldn’t be easier. We make ours low-carb by swapping sugar-heavy grapefruit and simple syrup with sugar-free grapefruit soda and a few squeezes of lime; jalapeño rings provide tiniest bit of heat and a wedge of fresh grapefruit makes for a very pretty cocktail.
I’m betting this is my summer drink of choice!
LOW-CARB PALOMA MARGARITACourse: CocktailCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
4 ounces Tequila
4 ounces Sugar-Free Grapefruit Soda, chilled
2 ounces of Lime Juice
4 Jalapeño Rings
1 Small Wedge of Fresh Grapefruit
- Add Tequila, soda and lime juice to a small pitcher; stir to combine
- Run the grapefruit wedge around the rim of an lowball glass; press rim of glass into Margarita salt
- Gently fill glass with ice cubes; pour Paloma mix over the ice
- Top with jalapeño rings, add a small wedge or two of fresh grapefruit and serve immediately