Thank goodness it's Friday! Keith has been in Austin all week for work, so I've been holding down the fort with Mr. President. He's a pretty good snuggle buddy, but I am so ready for Keith to be home! I'm picking him up from the airport tonight, and I'm sure he's going to be ready for a cocktail after a long week of training, and a rough day of travel. So when we get home I'm going to whip us up a couple of Palomitas!

The Palomita is a twist on the classic Paloma. I love a good Paloma when the weather is hot, and I want something a little tart and salty. I usually make them when we spend time at the family lake house, in the dead of heat back in Texas.  Traditionally they are made with tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice, and salt. But, as much as I love them, I can only handle so much sugary soda. Generally, I am not much of a soda drinker, so I've come up with a recipe that cuts out some of the sugar, but still tastes refreshingly fantastic!


2 oz tequila

2oz grapefruit juice

1/2 lime juiced

Kosher salt


How to make it:

Here's another super simple cocktail for you. Start by rimming the edge of a martini glass with salt. The easiest way to do this is to pour a little salt onto a plate, then run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass, and finish by rolling it through the salt.

Next, in a pint glass or shaker, add tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Top with ice, and stir or shake until the mixture is well chilled. Strain into salted martini glass, garnish with lime, and enjoy!  Delicious and ready in a snap! Cheers!