Fresh & simple Ginger Beer Paloma Cocktails – a classic drink with a fiery, ginger beer twist
If there was ever a week in which I needed a cocktail, this has been that week.
And what better way to celebrate the end of a week than with these Ginger Beer Paloma Cocktails.
This week has been such a roller coaster of emotions – the Good, the Bad, and the Kim-Kardashian-crying-Ugly. (Too mean?) I’ve been feeling such a build up of pressure these past couple of months and it felt like a lot of it came to a head this week. But now as we come to the end of this very long week I’m feeling a little more relaxed than I’ve been able to feel in a while.
On Wednesday I turned in application to extend my visa for another couple of years. It’s really not even that bad of a process. Tedious, mind numbing and crazy expensive, yes. On the whole though, it was way less intensive than my last visa application. I wouldn’t have been so stressed about it if it weren’t for the fact that getting rejected would completely upset my life here with Mike. No matter what happens I know we’ll make it work, but if we’re being real here I can’t imagine how obscene Mike’s medical bills would be if we were to live in the US.
Bananas. It would be bananas.
On a brighter note, I’ve got a couple of my childhood friends visiting this week. I’ll be picking them up tonight which is great timing because I for one am in need of some quality girl talk with a little bit of tequila thrown in the mix.
Good idea? Great idea!
This cocktail is so simple and sooo delicious. Though in fairness I think I’d have a hard time disliking anything make with ginger beer (or tequila).
The combination is simple enough. These are just classic Paloma cocktails, but with ginger beer instead of club soda. You need
Tequila (100% agave)
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Fresh Lime Juice
Agave (or you can sub it with honey/simple syrup)
Salt for your rim
Just salt your rim, mix your juices, sweetener and tequila and top off with ginger beer. So easy and so fresh!
In case you too are in need of a little extra TLC, I hope you enjoy!
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- 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoons agave syrup
- 1/4 cup mescal or tequila
- 1/4 cup ginger beer
- salt for the rim
- grapefruit/ lime slices for garnishing
Spread some kosher salt on a plate. Rub a grapefruit wedge around the rims of your glass and then dip them onto the salted plate.
Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave to the glass and stir until mixed well. Stir in the tequila and then top off with ginger beer. Add a slice of grapefruit or lime if desired and enjoy.
This makes 1 drink