I think the classic paloma may be my favorite cocktail – except I only recently learned what it was called. A few weeks ago Erick and I were out grabbing drinks at a bar that we had been to once before. I couldn’t remember the name of the cocktail I had there the first time, but I knew I wanted it again. Naturally, I had instagrammed it. So – while I made a strategically planned trip to the restroom to avoid an awkward situation – Erick showed the bartender my instagram photo and ordered my drink. It was a paloma. Tequila and grapefruit, nothing better.
This Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail is my take on the classic drink. I swapped grapefruit soda with White Claw’s Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer and fresh grapefruit juice. I first tried White Claw while having some family time down the shore this past summer. It’s so light and refreshing with the perfect amount of bubbles. Once we were back home after vacation I looked for it at my go to liquor store. They didn’t have it but they were able to have them ordered for me (!) and have been stocked since. Did I mention these hard seltzers are gluten-free and only 110 calories? #guiltfreecocktail
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1 shot of tequila (or 2, depends on the day you had)
- 6 ounces (half a can) of Ruby Grapefruit White Claw Hard Seltzer
- Fresh grapefruit juice