July 24

More palomas, please! A summer twist on the margarita #nationaltequiladay

Photo: Food Republic

All over the world, Tequila lovers are taking advantage of an opportunity to imbibe with their spirit of choice. But what we all can agree on is that after a few shots and a few margaritas here and there, shouldn’t there be more to one of the world’s favorite spirits?

Enter the Paloma — margarita’s summery, sexy cousin. In the same amount of time it takes to make a margarita, you can enjoy a refreshingly tart and fizzy cocktail that’s full of flavor and brings a bit more variety to the party! And it’s a low-calorie option!

In under five minutes, this is one of the simplest cocktails to master with ingredients that are just as easy to find around your kitchen.

The ingredients: 2 ounces, Avión silver tequila; 1 ounce, grapefruit juice; ½ ounce, fresh lime juice; ½ ounce, simple syrup and a splash of Club Soda.

The directions: Build ingredients over ice in a Collins glass and stir to chill. Garnish with a lime wedge and strawberry. Enjoy with friends.

READ MORE: http://www.foodrepublic.com/recipes/paloma-cocktail-recipe/