Add some pizzazz to a classic Paloma with this rosemary twist!

Recipe & Photo by @socialgingirl

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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 on the hunt for different ways to use herb syrups in cocktails. When I came across this mouthwatering Paloma with a subtle twist by @socialgingirl, 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!

One note: Since homemade Blood Orange Liqueur isn't something most of us have on hand, swap it out for Cointreau!

COCKTAIL: Grapefruit, Blood Orange and Rosemary Paloma


45 ml (1 1/2 oz) Blanco Tequila

15 ml (1/5 oz) Homemade Blood Orange Liqueur

30 ml (1 oz) Pink Grapefruit Juice

15 ml (1/2 oz) Lime Juice

7.5 ml (1/4 oz) Rosemary Syrup

Club Soda

Garnish: Grapefruit slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary


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.

MAKE IT A MOCKTAIL: For an equally delicious, booze-free version of this drink, simply leave out the Tequila and Orange Liqueur, double the juices, and top with more club soda!

Allie is the founder of Parched Around the World and the owner of Parched Global, LLC, a communications company based in Atlanta, GA. She's a Certified Sommelier and a foodie at heart, and is forever suffering from a severe case of wanderlust! When life allows, you can find Allie traveling around the world and photographing her adventures both domestically and abroad. Feel free to get in touch with her by email at or to connect on Instagram at @aaalbanese and @parchedaroundtheworld.