Can you believe 4th of July weekend is here? I was so excited to lay by the pool and cookout this weekend but unfortunately I came down with strep throat and a sinus infection a few days ago. Major boo. I’m hoping I’ll be feeling better soon but I wanted to share a fun cocktail idea with you to try out this weekend! I mean just because I’m sick and on meds doesn’t mean I can’t pass along a couple of cocktail recipes to enjoy, right?
I recently did a fun little shoot with Jose Cuervo where I created a different spin on one of Mexico’s most beloved cocktails, the Paloma. I have to admit I am not the biggest tequila drinker, but I do enjoy a light tequila cocktail every now and then and the occasional Mambo Taxi (for those of you not from Dallas, it’s a frozen margarita and sangria swirl from a restaurant called Mi Cocina and they are dangerously good). Here are two easy Paloma cocktail recipes to try out…
The classic Paloma cocktail recipe is made up of grapefruit juice, lime juice, sugar, club soda, and tequila”
Let me start by stating if you are not a fan of tequila, you could easily sub vodka or rum for either one of these recipes. I also think throwing these ingredients into a blender with some ice to create a frozen version would be incredible. Especially considering this 100 degree weather we’re having in Dallas!
Paloma Cocktail #1
1/2 cup Grapefruit Soda (Jarritos is a good one)
1 lime (half squeezed, half for garnish)
2 ounces tequila
*I added a splash of a mango lemonade I had found at Trader Joes. I think a splash of pineapple juice or cranberry juice would have gone great as well!
Paloma Cocktail #2
Combine ingredients of a Classic Paloma or Cocktail #1 in a shaker with ice
Pour into two glasses
Top with champagne to create a refreshing Paloma Mimosa!
*Get my rainbow-colored serving tray for only $12.99 HERE
Enjoy these easy Paloma cocktails and cheers to a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! In case you missed it, a $600 Nordstrom Giftcard Giveaway is going on and you can enter to win HERE!
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