Pure & Clear | Paloma

If you’re a tequila fan, or a citrus fan, or a margarita fan, we know you’re going to love this recipe. This tequila-based cocktail is perfect for sitting by the pool or lake, a relaxed afternoon in your yard, or served with a heaping pile of salty chips and salsa; best of all, it’s ridiculously easy to make. 

This would be a super simple recipe to batch-make for a party. If you’re serving for multiple people, or you’re feeling extremely thirsty, increase the amounts accordingly and stir together in a pitcher to serve. 

You’ll see in the ingredients list that we offer suggestions for grapefruit flavored soda or grapefruit juice. A classica paloma uses grapefruit soda, but we loved the grapefruit juice option instead! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Collins glass, highball glass, or margarita glass - the choice is yours!
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice, chilled 
  • Pure & Clear™  shards, smashed or whole 
  • Limes, sliced
  • Salt rim

And here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Step one: grab the glass you’d like to use. Then, take a lime wedge and get the rim of your glass nice and juicy. If your taste preferences lean salty, we highly recommend this step. 
  2. Next, add some salt to a small plate or bowl. Roll the juicy portion of your glass into the salt, coating the rim. Go as salty and wild as you’d like!
  3. Once your glass is ready to go, add your Pure & Clear™ shards to the glass. We recommend two or three, but the quantity really depends on how large your glass is.  
  4. After that, add the blanco tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice to your glass. When we say freshly squeezed, we mean freshly squeezed. No store bought junk!
  5. Next, fill the rest of the glass with the grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice. 
  6. Finally, give it a quick stir and add a lime wheel or wedge to the rim. Enjoy!