My favorite thing about the winter is the abundance of fresh citrus, including grapefruit, limes, lemons, and oranges. Paloma is a very traditional grapefruit lime cocktail and the inspiration for this cocktail was from a traditional paloma; lime juice, grapefruit juice or grapefruit soda, and tequila.
Grapefruit Lime Kombucha Cocktail
I love using kombucha in cocktail and mocktail recipes because it adds such a delicious depth of flavor without adding a heavy sugar crash like soda. I also think that the mouth feel (I know that is such a weird way to describe this) is lighter. When I use soda in a recipe, I feel like it leaves a thick coating on my tongue, unlike kombucha. If you aren’t sure about trying kombucha alone yet, I will try it in a cocktail or mocktail – it is incredible!
Ingredients for Grapefruit Lime Kombucha Cocktail
The key to this recipe is tasty and fresh ingredients.
- Fresh lime juice
- Grapefruit Kombucha (I love the Health-Ade brand!)
- Mint (optional)
Kombucha v. Grapefruit Soda or Simple Syrup
The decision to use Kombucha is based on personal preference. There are a few ways to enjoy a classic palmona and that is either with grapefruit soda. or using grapefruit juice. and some simple syrup. If you don’t like a light carbonation in your paloma, I suggest using grapefruit juice and a touch. of simple syrup or a store bought grapefruit juice that has sugar added. But, if you like a light carbonation, I suggest using a Grapefruit Kombucha like the one from Health-Ade. It’s light and bubbly and adds a great depth of flavor to the cocktail.
How to choose a Tequila?
Tequila is one of my favorite alcohols, it’s bright, reminds me of summer and is one of my favorite alcohols to add to a cocktail. In this recipe I use Blanco tequila because it’s a lighter flavor. In regards to brand of tequila, that is a personal preference based on flavor, budget and region. I personally like to use Espolon Tequilla.
Let’s make some cocktails!Print
Tequila cocktails in the winter? Yes, sign me up! Give this Grapefruit Lime Kombucha Cocktail a try and get the party started!
- handful of ice
- 2oz of lime juice
- 2 oz of grapefruit juice
- 4 oz of tequila
- about 4 oz of grapefruit kombucha (I prefer Health-Ade’s!)
- In a cocktail shaker, shake the tequila, lime juice and grapefruit juice with the ice vigorously for about 1 minute
- Strain into a cocktail glass and top with Grapefruit Kombucha
- Garnish with a lime and enjoy
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