June 6, 2021

Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Rosemary Paloma

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Allie Albanese

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Allie Albanese

Elevate your classic Paloma cocktail recipe with this blood orange and rosemary twist.

A pale yellow-colored Tequila cocktail displayed in a super tall and skinny cocktail glass filled with ice, garnished with multiple slices of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary, with large green plant leaves behind it and grapefruit wedges sitting next to it

Y'all, how gorgeous is this cocktail?!

I've been a syrup-making queen these days thanks to my new herb garden, and have been looking for different ways to use herb syrups in cocktails. When I came across this mouthwatering Paloma with a subtle twist by @atwistofcitrus, I immediately added it to my recipe repertoire. Grapefruit and rosemary are flavors I love together, so I can't wait to quench my thirst with this refreshing concoction on a hot summer day! A big thanks to Chrissy for this beautiful photo and cocktail recipe.

And if you're looking for a refreshing drink sans the booze, I've created a mocktail variation of Chrissy's drink that's bound to be in your hot weather drink rotation all season long!


A pale yellow-colored Tequila cocktail displayed in a super tall and skinny cocktail glass filled with ice, garnished with multiple slices of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary, with large green plant leaves behind it and grapefruit wedges sitting next to it

Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Rosemary Paloma

Elevate your classic Paloma cocktail recipe with this blood orange and rosemary twist.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR A COCKTAIL:

45 ml (1 ½ oz) Blanco Tequila

15 ml (⅕ oz) Homemade Blood Orange Liqueur*

30 ml (1 oz) Grapefruit Juice

15 ml (½ oz) Lime Juice

7.5 ml (¼  oz) Rosemary Syrup

Club Soda

Garnish: Grapefruit Slices and a Sprig of Rosemary

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

60 ml (2 oz) Grapefruit Juice

30 ml (1 oz) Lime Juice

15 ml (½  oz) Rosemary Syrup

Club Soda (Regular, Grapefruit,or Citrus-flavored all work well!)

Garnish: Grapefruit Slices and a Sprig of Rosemary

(Please note that my conversion to ounces is approximate as 1 ml = 0.03 oz.)

Instructions:

FOR BOTH A COCKTAIL AND A MOCKTAIL:

Combine all ingredients except for the club soda in the bottom of a glass of your choice and give a quick stir. Fill the glass with ice, top with club soda, and gently stir again. Garnish with a few grapefruit slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Recipe Notes:

Since homemade Blood Orange Liqueur isn't something most of us have on hand, swap it out for Cointreau or any Orange Liqueur of your choice!

A pale yellow-colored Tequila cocktail displayed in a super tall and skinny cocktail glass filled with ice, garnished with multiple slices of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary, with large green plant leaves behind it and grapefruit wedges sitting next to it

Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Rosemary Paloma

Elevate your classic Paloma cocktail recipe with this blood orange and rosemary twist.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR A COCKTAIL:

45 ml (1 ½ oz) Blanco Tequila

15 ml (⅕ oz) Homemade Blood Orange Liqueur*

30 ml (1 oz) Grapefruit Juice

15 ml (½ oz) Lime Juice

7.5 ml (¼  oz) Rosemary Syrup

Club Soda

Garnish: Grapefruit Slices and a Sprig of Rosemary

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

60 ml (2 oz) Grapefruit Juice

30 ml (1 oz) Lime Juice

15 ml (½  oz) Rosemary Syrup

Club Soda (Regular, Grapefruit,or Citrus-flavored all work well!)

Garnish: Grapefruit Slices and a Sprig of Rosemary

(Please note that my conversion to ounces is approximate as 1 ml = 0.03 oz.)

Instructions:

FOR BOTH A COCKTAIL AND A MOCKTAIL:

Combine all ingredients except for the club soda in the bottom of a glass of your choice and give a quick stir. Fill the glass with ice, top with club soda, and gently stir again. Garnish with a few grapefruit slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Recipe Notes:

Since homemade Blood Orange Liqueur isn't something most of us have on hand, swap it out for Cointreau or any Orange Liqueur of your choice!

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