Champagne or prosecco: for some effervescence in this drink add in either champagne or prosecco. Prosecco tends to be a bit sweeter.
Sea salt flakes: prepare your Paloma glass by adding sea salt flakes to the rim. I used Maldon Flake Sea Salt.
Lime wedge: serve with a lime wedge for the final touch.
How to Make the Sparkling Paloma
Start by prepping your Paloma glass and pour the sea salt flakes on a small plate. Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with a lime wedge to coat with juice. Dip the rim of the glass in salt until coated. Then, fill your glass with ice.
Next, add the tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Pro tip: The level of sweetness of grapefruit juice can vary! Add more simple syrup if your grapefruit juice is bitter and less simple syrup if your grapefruit juice is sweet.
Lastly, strain the cocktail mixture into your prepared glass. Fill the glass with champagne and garnish it with a lime wedge. Enjoy!
How to Make this Sparkling Paloma a Pitcher!
If you’re entertaining for a crew, make this delicious Sparkling Paloma recipe into a batch drink!
1 cup tequila
1 ½ cups grapefruit juice
2/3 cup simple syrup
1 1/4 cup champagne or prosecco
Sea salt flakes, for rim
Lime wedges, for serving
What You’ll Need:
Pour sea salt on a small plate. Rub the rim of each cocktail glass with a lime wedge to coat with juice. Dip the rim of the glass in salt until coated.
Add tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and champagne to a pitcher and stir. Fill the pitcher with ice.
Divide into prepared glasses and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!
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