While the margarita is far better known, the grapefruit-, tequila-, and soda-based Paloma is an equally refreshing Mexican classic. Using árbol chile-spiked grenadine as a sweetener—rather than agave nectar or simple syrup—adds smokiness and a touch of heat.
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What You Will Need
- 2 oz. blanco tequila
- 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice, plus 1 grapefruit wedge for garnish
- 3⁄4 oz. árbol chile grenadine
- Club Soda
- In a cocktail shaker filled ¾ of the way with ice, add the tequila, grapefruit, and grenadine; shake about 15 seconds or until the shaker feels cold.
- Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda to fill, and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.