During hot Houston summer months, I always crave a refreshing, and often fizzy cocktail when dining with friends and family, or relaxing poolside. Inspired by the bold colors of this fiesta inspired tablescape, we crafted this ruby red grapefruit-tequila cocktail that’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, with just the right amount of fizz. Our cocktail recipe is a twist on the very popular Mexican Paloma.
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We gathered the cocktail’s simple ingredients at our hometown HEB grocery store; ruby red Italian Soda, fresh grapefruit, fresh limes, simple syrup and tequila. While you could certainly use your favorite tequila in this cocktail recipe, we opted for Patron Silver.
Ruby Red Grapefruit-Tequila Cocktail
Juice from ½ whole Ruby Red Grapefruit
½ fresh lime juice & fresh limes to garnish
1/2c Ruby Red Grapefruit Italian Soda
1 shot (25ml) Tequila
1 Tbsp Simple syrup
1. Mix the freshly squeeze grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup.
2. Pour the juice mixture over ice, then top off with the ruby red grapefruit Italian Soda.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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