03.23.21

Skinny Rosemary Paloma

Here is a fun twist to a paloma, which I call a Skinny Rosemary Paloma! It’s perfect for springtime gatherings and I’m sure I’ll be sipping it poolside this summer as well.

Skinny Rosemary Paloma

The paloma cocktail is commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice and a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge. I have also had variations of it that mix tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice and a little topo chico. Adding salt to the rim of the glass is also an option!

Here, I’ve whipped up an easy rosemary simple syrup to infuse a delicious and subtle herb flavor in the cocktail. From there I combine the rosemary simple syrup, tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and stir it all in a big carafe (because this is the perfect cocktail for a crowd!) Lastly, pour it in a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice and top it off with a splash of brut cava for the bubbly addition (you can opt to use topo chico here if you’d like!) 

The end result is refreshing and oh-so-perfect for brunch or dinner al fresco! 

And if you loved this Skinny Rosemary Paloma and are looking for another grapefruit cocktail, be sure to try Clayton’s Grapefruit Margarita.

Rosemary Palomita

Serves: 15 cocktails
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5 from 3 votes
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

For the Palomita:

  • 2 cups good tequila blanco this drink is also great with vodka!
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • Salt (this is the one I use) optional for the rim
  • brut cava or champagne to top off each glass (sub Topo Chico or preferred sparkling water)
  • 1 grapefruit thinly sliced into ½ moons, for garnish

Instructions

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat with water and monkfruit sweetener. Bring to a simmer, stirring, until the monkfruit is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the rosemary. Let the rosemary steep until the monkfruit simple syrup has cooled, about 20 minutes.

For the Palomita:

  • In a large bowl or pitcher, combine the tequila, grapefruit juice,lime juice and rosemary simple syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Salt the rim of each glass and fill with ice. Tuck away the thinly sliced grapefruit in the side of the glass. Fill the glasses about ¾ of the way with the tequila mixture. Top with brut cava or champagne, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Serve and enjoy!

20 Comments

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    Megan
    July 31, 2021 at 1:22 am

    I’ve made this twice so far and it is so good and easy to make! Even tastes great the next day! My new go-to recipe for when guests come over. Thanks Alex!

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    Amanda
    May 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Could you use another sweetener to make this? Like stevia or coconut sugar? Would the portions be the same?

    • Reply
      Alex
      May 5, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I wouldn’t use coconut sugar, but stevia could work if you like the flavor of stevia! It’s a little stronger in my opinion.

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    Liz Bode
    April 5, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    The recipe states is makes 15 cocktails, and hat size glass are you using? I’m having 10 people for dinner, I’m thinking of doubling or maybe tripling it as it will be my signature cocktail for the evening. Thanks!

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      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      I think if you double it, each person could have 2 cocktails (and you’d likely have some more to spare based on cup sizes). The cups I used weren’t that large!

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    Laraine
    April 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    5 stars
    This may be the best spring/summer cocktail I’ve ever had! Fantastic recipe!

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    Nikki C.
    April 4, 2021 at 1:49 am

    5 stars
    This was a great cocktail! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      So happy you enjoyed it!

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    Megan Cannon
    April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    If I squeeze the grapefruit and limes today, will it keep well in the fridge until tomorrow and taste fresh? Wanting to prep as much as possible today.

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      yes, it would for sure!

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    Ree
    April 2, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    I’m excited to try this recipe this weekend! I don’t have blanco, can I use tequila anejo?

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      Should be just fine!

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    michelle h.
    April 1, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I love the monkfruit syrup, but is there a way to store it? Last time I made a batch it crystallized.

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 1, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      I find it does this too– So I usually try to use it same day. If I do havee leftovers I reheat on the stovetop to help melt the crystalization to reuse.

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        Liz
        April 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

        Can I make this early in the day for an evening party?

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          Alex
          April 5, 2021 at 1:07 pm

          yes absolutely!

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    Michelle Hubbard
    March 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    5 stars
    This is my new favorite drink! The Rosemary simple syrup makes it!!

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 28, 2021 at 11:21 pm

      yay!!

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    Kathy
    March 25, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Love the glasses, could you share source?

  • Reply
    Lia B
    March 23, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    so happy spring is here, definitely making these!!! thank you!

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