Spicy Grapefruit Paloma

refreshing and delicious
Refreshing and delicious
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For jalapeño honey syrup:
½ cup Honey
½ cup Water
3 to 4 slices Jalapeño pepper seeds removed
For spicy grapefruit paloma:
4 oz, ½ cup Grapefruit juice fresh
1 oz, 2 tbsp Lime juice fresh
2 oz ,¼ cup Tequila blanco
2 tsp Jalapeño honey syrup see recipe below
2 oz, ¼ cup Sparkling Water grapefruit-flavored or regular
For sweet and spicy rim (optional):
Sea salt
Chili powder
Lime zest

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Spicy Grapefruit Paloma


Looking for the perfect summer cocktail recipe? This Spicy Grapefruit Paloma is my new summer go-to! Made with fresh grapefruit, limes, and a homemade sweet and spicy jalapeño honey syrup, it’s a fresh alternative to other tequila cocktails.    

First, make the jalapeño honey syrup. It’s a mix of honey, boiling water, and a few jalapeño slices. This syrup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month. Next, prepare the cocktail. Mix the grapefruit juice, lime, and tequila. Add a drizzle of the jalapeño honey syrup. Finish the cocktail off with a sweet and spicy rimmed glass and top with a splash of sparkling water. You could use grapefruit-flavored sparkling water or just regular sparkling water as well. Garnish with extra jalapeño and a lime or grapefruit slice for the perfect drink. You can make it as a single or create a pitcher for all your guests. Enjoy!   

To make the Spicy Grapefruit Paloma, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Spicy Grapefruit Paloma

Steps to make Spicy Grapefruit Paloma


Make jalapeño honey syrup


To a small bowl or pot, add ½ cup of honey, ½ cup of boiling water, and 3 to 4 jalapeño slices and stir to dissolve the honey. Set aside to cool to room temperature.


Prepare cocktail


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, ¼ cup blanco tequila, and 1 tablespoon of the prepared jalapeño honey syrup. Give it a few good shakes until chilled, about 15 seconds.


Rim glass


On a shallow plate, combine sea salt, chili powder, sugar, and lime zest. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip it into the spicy mixture.


Add ice


Fill your glass with ice.



Add the tequila mixture. Top with sparkling water and garnish with extra jalapeño slices and lime or grapefruit slices. Enjoy!

This Spicy Grapefruit Paloma is a refreshing and delicious summer cocktail. Make it as a single or create a pitcher for all your guests, and be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!

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