If you’re invited to my home during the summer months, and are not a gin drinker, chances are good that I’ll offer you a paloma, especially if you’re part of a crowd! They’re refreshing, summery, and inexpensive- something appreciated by many of us during these hot months when we’re running the A/C extra!
We had a few friends over to celebrate our summer birthdays and, since it was a casual event, I made palomas in a beverage dispenser.
Palomas for a Group
When making large batched drinks, I don’t really measure. Specific amounts are a good starting off point, but due to personal tastes, always taste and tweak as needed. You know what tastes best!
- 3 bottles Jarritos Toronja (grapefruit) soda
- several long squeezes of lime juice from bottle in produce section
- 2-3 three-finger pinches of kosher salt
- Tequila – start with 1.5 cups, stir, take a sip, and add more until it’s strong enough
You don’t want to water down these drinks with a lot of ice, so be sure to set aside some grapefruit soda to freeze in large plastic cups the night before.
This makes a lot of drinks- I froze the leftover cocktail in a gallon bag. It should make delicious slushy cocktails for the next time we have people over.