Have you tried Spindrift yet?
When I was pregnant during the summer months, I wanted all the fruity (non-alcoholic) beverages. I drank gallons of water but, when all my friends were having cocktails, I wanted something a little special. Regular seltzer just didn’t do it for me. If felt like flavor was being ripped away from me right before I could taste it. I didn’t want to drink juice or anything with a lot of sugar and calories because I was already feeling like a beached whale.
Thankfully, some genius solved this issue for me. Spindrift is like seltzer with a touch of real fruit juice. It has the bubbles and the flavor and I thank the beached whale gods that there are almost no calories in it.
This grapefruit Spindrift is absolutely perfect for a classic Paloma. It has a just touch of real grapefruit juice so it’s light and bubbly with just enough flavor. You can definitely use other grapefruit sodas but I find that they tend to overpower the tequila and weigh it down with sugar.
This recipe is also way less acidic so if you plan to have more than one, your taste buds won’t burn off your tongue (does this only happen to me?). Even more important, since grapefruit Spindrift only has 15 calories, I’d even call this a Skinny Paloma!
If you like drinks like the Greyhound or the Salty Dog, you’re going to love this Paloma! Feel free to salt the rim for a little extra punch.
- 1 1/2 oz tequila blanco
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz of grapefruit soda
- Add tequila, lime juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake it up!
- Strain into a high ball glass with ice.
- Top with grapefruit soda.