Say goodbye to citrus season with a Winter Citrus Paloma!
Palomas are a tequila based cocktail that originates from Mexico. Typically they’re made with tequila, grapefruit juice, and club soda. The Paloma was actually one of the first cocktails that tried to make and liked, so I figured it would be a good “first drink” recipe to include on the blog. I meant to post this MUCH earlier… but life got in the way and I’m posting it now. Sue me.
Moro Oranges or Blood Oranges actually originate from Sicily and Spain, however in the United States they’re grown in Texas and California and harvested in the winter and through most of April. Blood oranges taste very similar to regular oranges however they are slightly more bitter. The deep red pigment is due to a compound called anthocyanin, which is present in other red and purple fruits and vegetables like blueberries and eggplants.
This Winter Citrus Paloma is super easy, beautiful, and refreshing, which is perfect for these warm Florida days. The forecast for this weekend says it should be sunny with a high of 85F, so I’ll definitely be drinking these by the pool.
Winter Citrus Paloma
- Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 Moro Orange slice/wedge
- 1/4 cup Moro Orange Juice
- 1/2 Lime juiced
- 1/4 cup Tequila
- 1/4 cup Club Soda
Pour Kosher salt on a plate. Rub the edge of the glass with an orange slice and dip in the salt. Add crushed ice and an orange slice to the glass. Combine lime juice, orange juice, tequila, and sugar in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain into glass, and top with club soda.