pomegranate grapefruit palomas (or mocktails)

These pomegranate grapefruit palomas are bright and fruity, a flavor that, to me, tastes neither like pomegranate nor grapefruit, but something unique. The two juices also create a gorgeous, deep pink color which is pleasing to the eye. Sweet without being sugary, they’re delicious as a mocktail; as a cocktail, they’re an excellent way to enjoy tequila.

Adapted, just slightly, from Smitten Kitchen.


Serves 1

  • 1 oz grapefruit juice (I use fresh)
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice (fresh is of course fine, but I use bottled)
  • 2 oz plain or grapefruit seltzer
  • 1.5 oz white tequila (see below if preparing without tequila)
  • ice cubes
  • grapefruit slices or pomegranate arils for garnish (optional)

Add ice to a glass, followed by juices and tequila. Add the seltzer and stir once. Garnish with fruit, if desired, and serve the pomegranate grapefruit palomas immediately.

If preferred, prepare as a mocktail and replace the tequila with additional seltzer.

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