Pretty Plate Sparkling Ginger Mint Paloma
Refreshing and tart with hints of sweetness and a little fizz. Plus, you get nutritional benefits with the fresh grapefruit juice. What more could you want in a cocktail!?
Looking to change up that typical margarita for your next Taco Tuesday? Look no further! These Paloma’s will do just the trick. They are fizzy, tart, sweet and refreshing all in one! What more could you want in a cocktail?! Plus, they are great to make in a batch for groups or even a simple individual serving. These could be considered a guilt free cocktail because you almost feel “healthy“ sipping on it. These give you that extra nutritional benefit from the fresh grapefruit juice.
Serves 1, INGREDIENTS:
2 Shots of tequila
5 Ice cubes
2-3 TBSP fresh mint leaves, packed + more for garnish
1 Cup fresh grapefruit juice (I purchased the already fresh squeeze grapefruit juice in the container from my local grocery store, however you can squeeze the actual juice from the grapefruits themselves if you would like as well)
2 TBSP simple syrup
1 TBSP Cointreau
1/2 TSP ground fresh ginger OR a few fresh ginger peels
Topo Chico to top
Sliced grapefruit wheels or wedges for garnish
Place all ingredients in a shaker minus the topo chico. Muddle until mint leaves and ginger are mixed well.
Strain and place in your serving glass of choice.
Top with Topo Chico.
Garnish with mint leaves and grapefruit slices
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