My Maternal Grandmother (we called her Grandmommy) used to tell us old family stories about Scotland, teach us 1950's table manners, help us to skip lunch in favor of a three-course dinner, (just have a tic-tac) and bend our taste buds towards unsweetened grapefruit juice. It worked! This Paloma is both grapefruit-y and refreshing (read, bracing) in the best way possible. You can make it with tequila or gin. I chose the former. No sugar added at all! Grandmommy would approve.
"Ruby red is my favorite grapefruit for the color, but use any grapefruit variety you like."
Notes: Roll lime and grapefruit prior to juicing.
Ingredients: 100% pure agave tequila, juice of 1 grapefruit + a slice for garnish, juice of 1/2 lime, soda water. For the rim, 1 Tbsp. sugar plus 1/2 tsp. pink salt
1. Run the cut end of the lime around the rim of a low-ball glass, dip the glass into the salty sugar. Fill glass with ice
2. Pour over 1 generous shot of tequila, the juice of 1 grapefruit, and juice of lime. Stir, then pour in a large splash of soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.