So, I cannot stop with the grapefruit cocktails this year! (See my skinny grapefruit marg from a few weeks ago here.) Traditionally, a paloma features tequila, but here I’ve used gin. You should feel free to substitute gin for the traditional choice of tequila; vodka will also work!
This gin grapefruit cocktail will serve you well as the days get longer and the nights get hotter. You can bet this will be served at our get togethers this summer – I mean, hello, pitcher drink! I love finishing this cocktail with a sprig of mint. While it doesn’t really add to the mouth-flavor it adds to the scent-flavor! A ripe grapefruit is so heavenly, and when you add some fresh mint into the mix, it really is divine.
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, sweetened lime juice, a splash of club and an ounce and-a-half of gin, and a sprig of mint – it’s that simple!
Grapefruit Gin Paloma Cocktail Recipe
Yield: 1 Cocktail | Time: 2 minutes
1.5 oz gin (you can also substitute tequila or vodka)
3 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice* (see note)
.5 oz sweetened lime juice*
Splash of club
Sprig of mint
*If you decide to use store bought grapefruit juice, I would suggest foregoing the sweetened lime juice in favor of fresh squeezed limes. Up to you!