Like most Americans, I like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking some tequila. Now, I can make a killer margarita. However the effort of making a proper margarita can sometimes take more energy than I have. Pride prevents me from using a pre-made mix…Well pride and the fact that they tend to be disgusting.
Enter the Paloma. I initially saw this recipe on Chow. The idea of good tequila, grapefruit soda, and fresh lime juice appealed to me. After some experimentation, I settled on using Grapefruit Izze sparkling juice for the soda. Since that product has no added sugar, I add a little agave nectar. Score! A fizzy margarita!
1½ oz. 100% agave reposado tequila
Juice of half a lime
Agave nectar to taste (optional)
Fill a glass with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, and (optional) agave nectar. Fill glass with grapefruit soda. Enjoy!