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Spicy-Sweet Jalapeño Paloma – Perfect for Summer Days!

Sweet grapefruit, refreshingly tart lime, a hint of spicy jalapeño, tequila, and a splash of soda.

Who knew these flavors would mingle together so perfectly? I, for one, did not expect how delicious this cocktail would be when I mixed it up with some friends this weekend. I mean, I suspected it'd be good, but this good?
I generally enjoy cocktails, but only rarely do I find once I'm truly crazy about. And let's just put it this way: I was literally craving one for the rest of the weekend. If that doesn't inspire you to give this spicy, citrusy concoction a try, then I don't know what will.
Photos by Beautiful Booze

What You'll Need:

3 oz. Grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. Lime juice
1 Jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced, seeds removed
Soda water
1 1/2 oz. Silver Tequila

What to Do:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle two jalapeño slices with a splash of the tequila. Add the remaining tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and ice; shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass, and top with a splash of soda water. Adjust proportions to taste. Garnish with a wedge of lime or grapefruit.
Notes:
– If you're not a huge fan of spice, add 1 or 2 jalapeño slices at the end – do not muddle.
– You can rim the glass with salt, or even a mix of salt and ancho chile powder if you wish.
– If you like a sweeter cocktail, try sweetening with agave nectar, or use sweetened grapefruit juice.
Voilà! My new favorite cocktail of all time. Enjoy, Vinglers!
And of course, I must tag my fellow cocktail explorers, @rodiziketan and @marshalledgar :)
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5 comments
yeeeessss! I have tried this before and it's amazing. Paloma, made the original way is cutting edge, of course, but this version makes it more fun and it has great taste if you like jalapenos.
Lololol I just had a paloma yesterday--traditional. this sounds So Exciting! !!!
Agreed, palomas are just amazing in general <3 but I'm a HUGE fan of spice, so this really amps things up for me.