Watermelon Paloma

Watermelon Paloma

Watermelon Paloma

I am guilty of falling into the skinny margarita habit, so when I came across this recipe for a refreshing Watermelon Paloma it felt like the perfect way to mix things up. With summer grill season quickly approaching, I love to have all the ingredients on hand to mix a batch of refreshing "cooking cocktails" to sip while relaxing on out on the patio and running back and forth to the hot grill.

Mix up a pitcher for your next patio party and surprise your guests with a refreshing Watermelon Paloma. Much better than a mixer, the watermelon gives this traditionally Mexican cocktail a sweet and colorful punch. Add a watermelon wedge for a festive garnish at your next fiesta! 

Recipe courtesy of watermelon.org

  • YIELDS

    2 Cocktails

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour a generous amount of salt on a small plate. Line the rims of two glasses with lime juice and gently dip the rims into the salt. Combine the silver tequila, grapefruit juice, watermelon, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to mash the watermelon with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  2. Carefully add ice cubes of choice to the glass and, using a strainer, pour the tequila mixture over the ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint or basil and a small watermelon wedge.