Paloma Cocktails

Paloma Cocktail

Yes, it’s Monday afternoon, and yes, I’m sharing a cocktail recipe!

Honestly, aren’t cocktails the best way to celebrate good news anyways? Well here’s my good news: my blog got a little facelift! As much as I loved my previous design, it was time for my blog to reflect the direction that I’m going in, both in the real world and in the blog world.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I appreciate a clean, light and airy aesthetic- I wanted my blog design to reflect that. Although I’ve got a great grip on my style and aesthetic, I knew I wasn’t ready to commit to a full custom design.

I’m in the process of getting to know myself again (both as a blogger and photographer and in life) and if I’m going to get a custom design, I really want to be ready for it (which as of today, Dec. 14, 2015, I’m not.) There are a few blog goals I’d like to reach before committing to a custom design (like posting consistently for example!) Taking the time to establish better blogging habits will help me in the long run, when I’m ready for a full custom design.

I really loved the look of the Jade design by Lindsay at White Oak Creative and knew it would be the perfect fit for me as I continue to grow my brand, blog and photography business. There’s a lot that’s been changed or updated, if you’re a long time reader- like my about section and my categories.

So, let’s get to this cocktail:

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Grapefruit Paloma

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Grapefruit Palomas

In an attempt to be healthy (I think my millionth attempt this month) I picked up some grapefruits at the store the other day. I actually do love the sweet but tangy tartness of a grapefruit but days later, they were still untouched.

So what do you do with unused fruit? Make a cocktail of course! I immediately thought of making my own version of a Paloma/Margarita hybrid. Typically, a Paloma calls for grapefruit  soda. Instead, I made freshly squeezed juice from the grapefruits I had and added some agave nectar to add sweetness.

This cocktail would be perfect during the summer, but I’m okay with having it in this weather too.

Paloma Cocktail
makes one cocktail 

4 large grapefruits
1 part silver tequila
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 lime
ice and rosemary sprig for garnish

1. Slice and squeeze grapefruits with a handheld juicer- periodically pour the juice into separate glass.
2. Add ice and fresh grapefruit juice, tequila and a squeeze of lime to a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
3. Add agave nectar (to your desired sweetness) to the bottom glass with a straw.
4. Pour cocktail into glass and stir, mixing the juice and nectar together.
5. Top with ice; garnish with lime wedge and rosemary sprig. 

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  • I love the new look girl! So fresh and so clean. This drink sounds amazing and easy enough for me to manage 😉

    26 and Not Counting

    • Thanks so much Jess! It was definitely needed 🙂 (just like these drinks!)

  • SarahLagen

    First, I love a good Paloma (and these look particularly amazing!) Second, I love the blog face lift! It looks amazing!! 🙂

    xo, Sarah

  • Your blog looks fantastic! It really suits you. Congrats! Time for a drink to celebrate!

  • Megan Wells

    I was reading this and nodding my head constantly. I’m having a hard time establishing better blogging habits and have recently also set new goals. But giving your blog a facelift definitely helps keep your goals in sight. I love the look and the drinks showcase it perfectly. Congrats and cheers!

    • Thanks so much Megan! I’m learning that as much as we try to blog consistently, we’re also human and that’s okay 🙂 Thanks for reading!