This perky pink traditional Mexican drink by our bartender friend Jeff Burkhart features tequila, grapefruit juice, bubbly water, and a hint of sweetness–perfect for brunch or a sunny happy hour. Bonus: provided you use a good-quality tequila with no additives, it’s naturally gluten-free.
Pink Paloma Cocktail
- 1 lime wedge
- Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 ounces organic blanco tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
- 1/4 ounce organic agave syrup
- 1/2 ounce sparkling water
- 1/4 grapefruit wheel for garnish
Salt the rim of a tall Collins glass by slitting a lime wedge in the middle and running the slit around the rim of the glass.
Dip the moistened rim in a small plate of kosher salt and shake off the excess.
Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, and agave syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake to combine and pour into the Collins glass. Top with the sparkling water and garnish with the grapefruit wheel.