With Cinco de Mayo celebrations going on this week I decided to feature The Paloma , a cocktail that originated in Mexico and made with Mexico’s most popular liquor, Tequila.

You will need:
  • 1 large Red or Pink Grapefruit
  • 1½ oz of 100% Blue Agave tequila Blanco or Resposado
  • 1 tbl. of agave nectar
  • Fresh lime
  • Club soda or Seltzer

Juice the grapefruit, squeezing it into a bowl and strain, if you like the pulp, leave it in. The grapefruit should yield ¾ cups. Add the Agave nectar to the juice. Cut the lime in half and squeeze half of the lime into the mix. Stir all ingredients. Fill a highball glass with ice, and add the tequila. Take the grapefruit mixture, pour it into the glass, top with soda water and stir. For those who prefer a mock-tail, leave out the tequila. Enjoy!