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Fresh Grapefruit Paloma Recipe with Easy Infused Simple Syrup

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This fresh grapefruit Paloma recipe is the perfect summer cocktail!  Make for a crowd or just for one – sweet, refreshing, and citrusy!  
 
This drink is made by infusing simple syrup with grapefruit peel for an extra burst of flavor. Pour your favorite tequila in, add fresh lime and grapefruit juice, and you have yourself a refreshing cocktail in no time!
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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. I love making a single paloma on a warm Friday night, or a big batch for a crowd. This is a fantastic & popular summer cocktail everyone will love.
 

This Fresh Grapefruit Paloma is:

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

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Easy Make Ahead Cocktails for Entertaining

This grapefruit paloma is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute potluck invites, or when you just want a delicious drink but don’t want to spend hours bartending in the kitchen.

I have a whole section of Entertaining recipes, that are great for guests.  Infuse the simple syrup ahead of time, and make at batch of cocktails right before your guests arrive.  If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for summer entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!

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What’s in this Grapefruit Paloma recipe?

I stock up on organic produce with Misfits Market  – they have a fantastic selection of in-season fruits & veggies, healthy pantry items, and great food finds for a fraction of grocery store prices! You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here!

  • Grapefruit Juice & Peel
  • Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, I recommend organic sugar for cooking and cocktails.
  • Water
  • Tequila – use the best quality you can afford.
  • Lime Juice
  • Seltzer
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table 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 !  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!
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How do I make this Grapefruit Paloma Recipe?

  1. In a mason jar, combine the tequila and grapefruit simple syrup, and lime juice.  Add ice and shake well. 
  2. 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

The Herbeevore
This fresh grapefruit Paloma recipe is the perfect summer cocktail!  Make for a crowd or just for one - sweet, refreshing, and citrusy!  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 drink
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
  

Grapefruit Infused Simple Syrup

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

For the Paloma

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

Instructions
 

Grapefruit Simple Syrup Recipe

  • 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!

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.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 128gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 37mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 2gSugar: 122gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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