I'm always on the hunt for new cocktails that are delicious, boozy, and of course, refreshing. I love a good grapefruit cocktail - especially in the warmer months.
I recently received this recipe in my inbox from the lovely folks over at William Grant - and decided to give it a whirl. It's a rift on the Paloma - a classic cocktail made with tequila, grapefruit soda, and traditionally, a slice of lime. This variation, the Ancho Paloma, made by Jamie Salas uses Milagro Reposado, Ancho Reyes (my latest spirit-crush), grapefruit soda, and fresh lime juice.
Created by Jamie Salas
1.5 oz Milagro Reposado
1/2 oz Ancho Reyes
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz Grapefruit Soda
Optional: Salt for Rimming
Build the cocktail in a collins glass over ice, and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
Note: If I were to do this cocktail again, I would make my own grapefruit soda with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and carbonate it at home. Just for kicks.