Updated: Jun 27, 2020
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.