Spring Grapefruit Cocktail - Grapefruit Lime Paloma
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Spring Grapefruit Cocktail – Grapefruit Lime Paloma

Grapefruit Lime Paloma Cocktail
This fun grapefruit cocktail comes from Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain. A mix of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice from Harry & David grapefruits, lime simple syrup, and tequila, it’s the perfect drink to celebrate the start of spring!

Warm weather is on the horizon! I don’t know about you, but the thought of sitting in the sunshine with a refreshing cocktail after months of cold weather brings a smile to my face.

Spring cocktail with Harry & David grapefruits
The cocktail I’ll be enjoying this spring? This grapefruit lime paloma! It’s the poster child for warm weather, made with lime simple syrup, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a splash of tequila. Finish it off with a garnish of grapefruit and lime wedges, and you have a spring-themed drink that’s both pretty and delicious. Pair it with this homemade pineapple nice cream, and you have the makings of a perfect spring evening with friends or a simple happy hour at home.

Harry & David red grapefruits
Since this grapefruit cocktail only has a few ingredients, you have to use the best. Enter Harry & David grapefruits. Have you ever seen a more gorgeous citrus fruit? The red hue alone gives this paloma cocktail a touch of sunshine. With their blend of tart and sweet flavor, these grapefruits add a gourmet level of citrus to this sassy drink. Is it five o’clock yet?

Our Favorite Grapefruit Cocktail – The Paloma! 

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Grapefruit Lime Paloma

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Ingredients

  • For the Lime Simple Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • For the Paloma:
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice (2 Harry & David grapefruits juiced)
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • Sparkling lime soda
  • Grapefruit wedges, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions

1

To make the lime simple syrup, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.

2

Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the mixture into another heat-proof container to cool.

3

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the lime juice and lime zest.

4

To make the cocktail, add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and lime simple syrup into a large pitcher. Stir the mixture.

5

Fill four cocktail glasses with ice. Divide the mixture among the cocktail glasses, filling each glass only 3/4 of the way.

6

Top each glass with some of the sparkling lime soda. Garnish with lime and grapefruit slices.

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