Recipe // the Paloma-rita for Margarita Week

Happy Margarita Week, you guys! It’s my second year in a row participating in this and I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe for the Paloma-rita. It’s sort of a mash up of two drinks I really love: a Cadillac margarita and a Paloma. Both use the refreshing, bright taste of grapefruit, but I’ve changed things up with smoky mezcal and a bit of mint for a cocktail that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or really any occasion, to be honest).

the paloma-rita cocktail recipe for #margaritaweek. a mix of the paloma and cadillac margarita with grapefruit, mint, and mezcal. get the full recipe on jojotastic.comthe paloma-rita cocktail recipe for #margaritaweek. a mix of the paloma and cadillac margarita with grapefruit, mint, and mezcal. get the full recipe on jojotastic.com

The Paloma-Rita (makes 1 drink)

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • 1/4 fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup mezcal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • handful of mint leaves
  • pink salt (I really like this one from ILA)

Directions

Rim the glass with a swipe of grapefruit and the salt. Place grapefruit slices, mint, and sugar in the glass and muddle. Pour in grapefruit juice, soda water, and mezcal. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Garnish with mint and a festive straw.

the paloma-rita cocktail recipe for #margaritaweek. a mix of the paloma and cadillac margarita with grapefruit, mint, and mezcal. get the full recipe on jojotastic.com

We’ve been serving up these delicious drinks while hanging on the patio on sunny afternoons, but I’m hoping to make them at the boat sometime soon, too!

the paloma-rita cocktail recipe for #margaritaweek. a mix of the paloma and cadillac margarita with grapefruit, mint, and mezcal. get the full recipe on jojotastic.com

Here’s last year’s Blood Orange Mezcal Frozen Margarita recipe + be sure to check out everyone else’s for 2017, too!

photography & styling by Jojotastic.

  • Kate Ramos

    Love the name of these!!! They sound so delicious! With mezcal!! YUM!!!

    • so glad you liked it :) thanks so much for organizing such a fun blog event!

  • I am loving the Paloma-rita!!! Genius! xox