Oh yeah! This recipe is of the great grapefruit paloma cocktail! Did you know that paloma means dove in Spanish?
Well, it does, so stop questioning me! 😉
But what does the word dove have to do with the great grapefruit paloma cocktail, you ask?
I have no clue. Not a lot is known about the history of this beverage. Some say it is named after a song “La Paloma”, that was popular at the time it first appeared. Leave me a comment if you’re in the know!
I heard about the grapefruit paloma many years ago when . . . can you guess what I’m going to say? Say it with me: “When I worked at the Mexican restaurant.” 🙂
I had never heard of this drink before that. The customer who ordered it, told me what it was. He told me that it contained white tequila and grapefruit soda, like the brands Squirt, Izze and Fresca.
Now, we didn’t have any of those sodas at the restaurant so the guy settled for a margarita. I say settled but that’s because he didn’t get the drink he really wanted. I say he scored, but that’s because I love margaritas, as you know.
We got to talking and he told me that he had more than his share of grapefruit palomas on his vacation to Mexico and he really liked them. I asked, “Better than a margarita made with grapefruit juice?” His answer was that he liked them better because they were so refreshing.
I had to try one.
Just to see.
He was right. It is very refreshing!
On to the recipe: