Sparkling Jalapeño Paloma

Just in time for NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY 🍹

This is my drink of choice at the moment and I can’t get enough of it! It’s sweet, but not too sweet and has heat from the jalapeño, but only a hint.

Most Friday nights we are beat from the work week and just want to relax on our back porch with a drink in hand.

You can thank our laziness on Friday nights for this recipe! 😁

The weather here in Colorado is truly a dream. It can be a scorcher at mid day but come 7 pm, it cools off. In Louisiana, if it’s hot at noon, it’s hot at 10 pm, and hot the next morning. The cool evenings are enough to keep me here for a few more years 😉

Make this drink to enjoy outside on your porch on a Friday night like me and it’ll be like we’re sharing a cocktail. Cheers!

Just a few pointers to make the best cocktail:

  • Let’s get a nice brand of tequila. It doesn’t have to cost $100, but we will grab a tequila that isn’t on the bottom shelf
  • Freshly sliced jalapeño WITH seeds here!!
  • Grapefruit juice can either be from a juice box (aka what I use 90% of the time) or bonus points if you freshly squeeze. It will always be better this way
  • Invest in a cocktail shaker, I find it makes a big difference. I spent $15 on mine and it works like a charm

Sparkling Jalapeño Paloma

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 4 jalapeño slices, including seeds
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Lime sparkling water
  • More jalapeño and lime slices for serving
  1. Add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, jalapeño slices, and ice to a shaker and shake shake shake
  2. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses and then top with sparkling water
  3. Garnish with another jalapeño slice and a lime wedge
  4. Cheers!
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