If you love margaritas, you will love this refreshing, fruity, floral and zesty grapefruit rosemary rose water Paloma. Made with quality tequila, rosemary syrup, fresh squeezed juice, sparkling water, and a hint of rosewater. It’s our latest obsession.
Last week I made a trip to Nebeul to witness a floral water making. A pottery maker shared how they make large batches of neroli, rose, Jasmin, mint water and more. I stocked up on my beloved rose water, as I love to drink it in my coffee and tea. One evening, I decided I’d add it to my cocktail, and here we are.
This cocktail is a beautiful balance flavor between the distinctive oak flavor in tequila, fresh squeezed sour grapefruit juice, sweet herbaceous rosemary simple syrup, and just a hint of subtle rose water. If you plan to make a delicious and unique tequila cocktail for cinco de mayo, give this recipe a try!
What is a Paloma?
Paloma translates from Spanish to “dove”, which is very fitting for this beautiful drink. Traditionally Palomas contain tequilas and grapefruit. If you can find grapefruit sparkling water, like a traditional grapefruit soda it’s recommended in this recipe to keep it traditional. Fresca is also a great, easy to find choice.
Our spin on the classic Paloma
Our recipe can not be considered traditional, as we used grapefruit juice + sparkling water instead of grapefruit soda, due to lack of availability here in Tunisia. Rosewater and rosemary syrup are also not traditionally found in Paloma. They are our variation of this wonderful popular drink.
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
Rosemary simple syrup
Sparkling water or grapefruit water / soda
How to make this cocktail:
Step 1: Start by making your rosemary simple syrup.
Step 2: Squeeze your grapefruit juice into your mixer. Add your rose water, tequila and rosemary syrup.
Step 3: Mix and pour into your glass. Leave room for sparkling water or grapefruit soda.
Step 4: Fill your glass with sparkling water or soda.
Other recipes you may love:
- 8 ounces blanco or reposado tequila (or tequila of choice)
- 1 fresh grapefruit squeezed (1/4 cup)
- 1 ounce rose water
- 2 ounces rosemary simple syrup
- 16 ounces grapefruit soda or sparkling water
- Make your rose simple syrup
- Add your fresh squeezed juice grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup and rose water into your cocktail shaker
- Mix vigorously and pour evenly into 4 glasses
- Add ice and sparkling beverage
Serve over ice and enjoy responsibly.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 139Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 19gProtein 2g