Fresh Grapefruit Paloma Recipe with Easy Infused Simple Syrup

This fresh grapefruit Paloma recipe is the perfect summer cocktail!  Make for a crowd or just for one, sweet and refreshing.
It finally feels like summer around our homestead! All our plants are flowering, the trees are growing bright green leaves, and our bees are out and buzzing around!  And they’re not the only thing buzzing 😉
This Fresh Grapefruit Paloma cocktail is a summer evening’s dream!  Sweet, tart, and incredibly smooth, it’s the perfect drink to end those long summer days!

This Fresh Grapefruit Paloma is:

  • Bright
  • Refreshing
  • Citrusy
  • Easy to make
  • Great for one drink or to make for a Crowd

We normally love hosting big summer BBQs at our homestead.  With the social distancing this year we won’t be having big bashes, but we can still party solo.
I feel like there’s so much to do on our homestead in the summer: painting, renovations, gardening, weeding, beekeeping, etc. The list goes on!  Our weekend are always jam packed and it’s so much to cool off with an ice cold cocktail.

What’s in this Grapefruit Paloma recipe?

  • The peel of one grapefruit
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Tequila
  • Lime Juice
  • Seltzer
  • Salt
I was inspired to make this drink by an awesome post I saw on Tasting with Tina’s site where she infused simple syrup with grapefruit peels – uhhh GENIUS!  I LOVE grapefruit and am so happy I can re-purpose the peel to make a tasty syrup.  And this syrup MAKES this easy grapefruit paloma recipe so darn good.

How Do I Infuse Simple Syrup?

  1. In a large mason jar, add the peels from 1 grapefruit, 1/2 cup is sugar, and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Allow the peels to soak for 1 hour- not much longer or else they will get bitter.
  3. Remove the peels and refrigerate the syrup!

How do I make this Grapefruit Paloma Recipe?

In a mason jar, combine the tequila and grapefruit simple syrup, and lime juice.  Add ice and shake well.  Pour into a cocktail glass over ice, and add the seltzer as a float on top.  Garnish with fresh lime and grapefruit twist.
This is definitely a drink I’ll be enjoying all summer on our homestead!  A delicious way to end the day and cool off after fun in the sun.

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Fresh Grapefruit Paloma Recipe with easy infused simple syrup

This fresh grapefruit Paloma is the perfect summer cocktail!  Make for a crowd or just for one, sweet and refreshing.
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Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

Grapefruit Infused Simple Syrup

  • Peels of 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Paloma

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce Grapefruit Infused Simple Syrup
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 ounces seltzer to top
  • Salt rim

Instructions
 

For the Grapefruit Infused Simple Syrup

  • In a large mason jar, add the peels from 1 grapefruit, 1/2 cup is sugar, and 1/2 cup water.  Allow the peels to soak for 1 hour- not much longer or else they will get bitter.  Remove the peels and refrigerate the syrup!

For the Paloma

  • In a mason jar, combine the tequila and grapefruit simple syrup, and lime juice.  Add ice and shake well.  Pour into a cocktail glass over ice, and add the seltzer as a float on top.  Garnish with fresh lime and grapefruit.
Keyword Fresh Grapefruit Paloma, Grapefruit Paloma Recipe, Grapefruit Simple Syrup
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