Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma


Have I ever mentioned how much I love a good tequila drink? To me, there is nothing that says summer like a Margarita or Paloma.  Variations of these that use fresh, seasonal ingredients are even better!


When I was at the farmer's market the other day, I noticed a ton of beautiful pineapples, and I had to buy one to use in a cocktail.  Which is how we got to... the Spicy Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma!


Here's what you need: -silver tequila -pineapple juice -fresh grapefruit -fresh limes -lime juice -simple syrup -chili salt -ice


Here's what to do: 1) Pour some chili salt onto a flat plate.  Take a lime wedge and wet the rim of your cocktail glasses, and place the wetted rim on the plate of chili salt to line the rim.


2) Once your rim is lined, set glass aside.  In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, 2 oz. tequila, a splash of lime juice, a splash of simple syrup, 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice and 1.5 cups of pineapple juice.  Shake ingredients until well combined.


3) Pour mixture into each rimmed cocktail glass.


4) Garnish each glass  with a lime slice and grapefruit slice.


Sip, and enjoy! But be careful... that chili salt is spicy!


We served this bad boy for a Taco Tuesday dinner, which will be up on the blog soon, and it was the perfect festive complement to a delicious summer dinner.


Until next time... Cheers!