Tuesday is here and you deserve a drink. The South Shore Kitchen is bringing you another Cocktail Corner review. We have whipped up Palomas. A citrusy grapefruit cocktail with a generous splash of your favorite tequila, topped with soda and garnished with a slice of lime. Light, refreshing and according to the ratings online it is loved by all.
The Paloma is the fourth in our Cocktail Corner series where we review and provide the recipe for a different cocktail each week. If you are new to the series check out this post.
Three to One
Traditionally a Paloma is made with three parts grapefruit soda and one-part tequila served over ice. We wanted to mix things up a little bit so we went with a one-part fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, two-parts grapefruit soda, one part tequila and a splash of lime juice.
Time to Review
Typically, we like to individually rate cocktails for each individual taster, but this week is a first for The South Shore Kitchen. The results were unanimous in all categories across the board. That’s right, we are giving a team score of 3. Palomas aren’t good, but not bad either. Mostly, these are super BORING. In our opinion, they are a light drink that on paper seems like a great idea for a hot summer day but in reality, the grapefruit juice is mellowed out by the tequila. The citrusy blast we were hoping for never arrived.
Comment down below and let us know if you have any tips for making a tasty Paloma. Not every week can be a win join us next Tuesday for an Oaxaca Old-Fashioned. If you are looking for other cocktail ideas check out the French 75, Dark & Stormy, and the Whiskey Smash. If you tried our Paloma recipe @thesouthshorekitchen on Instagram and show us what you are shaking up.Print
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce tequila
- Splash of lime juice
- 2 ounces grapefruit soda
- Lime slice for garnish
- In a shaker, add grapefruit juice, tequila, and lime juice.
- Shake and pour over ice filled rocks glass.
- Top with soda and garnish with a lime slice.