Spicy Paloma

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner (how did that creep up so quickly?!?) and we know you are looking to celebrate with a cool drink in hand, and luckily so am I!

We recently pulled off the most gorgeous surprise wedding you ever saw in your whole life, and we included not one, but TWO signature cocktails as an extra party detail. One of these cocktails was the Spicy Paloma.  Before this party, I had also recently tried my first Spicy Paloma while out to dinner with some friends at a Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, and HOLY WOW it was good!

Seeing as how I had Spicy Paloma's staring me in the face on two separate occasions recently, I figured that was a sign from the universe that I had to make them myself.

Here's what you need: 

-your favorite tequila (I used Patron Silver) -fresh grapefruit juice -fresh grapefruits -simple syrup -jalapeños -oranges -soda water -course salt -ice

Here's what to do: 1) Cut a lime wedge and use that wedge to wet the rim of your cocktail glasses.  Place your sea salt on a flat plate, and use that plate to line the wetted rim of your glass with salt. 2) Fill each newly salted glass halfway with ice. 3) Measure out 1.5 oz. of tequila into each glass. 4) Measure 3 oz. of fresh grapefruit juice and 1 oz. of simple syrup into each glass. 5) Add a splash of club soda to top off each glass. Lightly stir to combine all ingredients. 6) Slice up your jalapeño and add to each drink as garnish. You can also slice up some fresh grapefruit or orange to add as garnish!

Boom! For added spice, you can add some more jalapeño slices for garnish.

Be sure to serve this spicy little number up at your Cinco de Mayo party, paired with some tacos or gauc.  It is sure to be a hit!