One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.
Laurie Colwin

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Paloma

It's almost the Fourth of July, and the weather has gotten hot.  Very hot.  So when 5:00 o'clock rolled around yesterday, we tried a new drink, The Paloma, which Michael Ruhlman wrote about in his Friday cocktail column this week.  Each week he writes about a different cocktail, and this week he outdid himself.  The Paloma is delicious, refreshing, and beautiful - the perfect summer cocktail.

The Paloma
Adapted from
For 1 drink

Make and serve this drink quickly to preserve the effervescence of the grapefruit soda.

2 shots Hornitos Reposada Tequila
2 shots Izze Grapefruit Soda
Juice of half a lime
Spent lime rind

Squeeze the lime half thoroughly to get all its juice.  Put it in a large wine glass.  Add the Tequila and the grapefruit soda.  Stir.  Drop in the lime rind.  Add ice.  Stir again.  Serve right away.


  1. i love this drink thanks for this special recipe :)

  2. I like your blog spot and all the recipes :)

  3. Looks so refreshing even thought were I am is cold and rainy!! But there is also a pizzeria that is called The paloma!

  4. Beautiful photos! It sounds delisious!