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There’s hardly a more refreshing drink than the Paloma, which is quickly eclipsing the margarita as the tequila-based cocktail of the moment.

Tart from the grapefruit juice with a hint of sweetness from the agave, it’ll keep you cool on a summer day–plus, you’ll get a few health benefits from the vitamin-packed grapefruit. If you’ve got a stronger sweet tooth, replace the sparkling water with a grapefruit soda.

How to Make It

Difficulty: Easy

Overall Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: N/A

Serves: 4

  • 2 large red grapefruits, divided
  • 6 limes, divided
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • ¼ cup agave syrup, or more to taste
  • Kosher salt, about 2 tbsp
  • Ice cubes
  • Grapefruit-flavored sparkling water
  1. Halve grapefruits, then cut one half into four wedges for serving. Squeeze 1 cup juice from remaining grapefruit halves.
  2. Halve limes, then cut one half into two wedges, to rim glasses. Squeeze ½ cup lime juice from remaining lime halves.
  3. Add grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and agave to a pitcher or large container. Whisk or stir until agave is dissolved into the juice-mixture, 1 to 2 minutes. Use right away or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.
  4. Place salt in a shallow dish. Run lime wedges around rim of four large glasses. Dip each glass into salt.
  5. Fill each glass with ice, then divide Paloma-mixture between glasses. Top with sparkling water, then garnish with reserved grapefruit wedges.

How to Store It

Paloma-mixture will keep well refrigerated in an airtight container up to one day ahead.

How to enjoy it

For an express version of this recipe, buy freshly-squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, but keep a grapefruit and a lime on the grocery list for garnishing each cocktail.

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