Bring the beach home with this classic warm-weather drink.
By Courtney Runn, Photo courtesy of Resplendent Hospitality
Rising temperatures and sunnier skies have arrived. For Austinites, that means it’s patio-drinking weather. Perfectly pink and refreshingly sweet, this hibiscus paloma is the cocktail to keep on rotation to cool down after an afternoon on the lake or a lazy day by the pool. Plus, it’ll keep your Instagram aesthetic on point. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking Beverage Director David Toby uses local Z Tequila in the drink, which will make you feel as if you are on a tropical vacation.
1 scoop ice
1.5 ounces Z Blanco Tequila
1/2 ounce Fruitlab Hibiscus Liqueur
1 ounce freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Citrus salt to taste
- In a shaker, add the ice, tequila, hibiscus liqueur, grapefruit juice and lime juice.
- Shake and strain the mix into a Collins glass and rim it with citrus salt.
- Top the paloma with a splash of grapefruit soda, like Jarritos.
- Finish the drink with a slice of fresh grapefruit.