Light Paloma Cocktail with Orange

Cheers to YOU with a Light Citrus Paloma Cocktail!  A slightly different twist on the traditional tequila paloma cocktail recipe. This Citrusy Paloma Cocktail is naturally sweetened (refined sugar free) with fresh orange, lemon, and grapefruit sparkling water or light natural soda, then topped with orange peel. No refined sugar added. A perfect light cocktail for holiday brunch or parties.

Light Paloma Cocktail with Orange

THE RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 -2 large Oranges (Juiced) or  4 ounces fresh juice.- Preferably cold
  • Lemon or lime – Splash of juice plus extra for lining the rim of glasses with salt (if desired).
  • Coarse sea salt or margarita for garnishing rim glass
  • Chilled 10 to 14 oz sparkling citrus/flavored water or low cal soda (Like La Croix or Bai Bubbles grapefruit that’s sugar free). See notes.
  • 2- 3.5 ounces tequila blanco/silver
  • 1 -2 tbsp or more agave nectar (light)- Adjust to your liking.
  • Optional Ice
  • Lemon (or other citrus fruit) slices to garnish
  • Orange peel to garnish and/or fresh edible flowers to garnish


Directions

  1. In a large container or bowl, juice your orange and lemon or lime juice.
  2. Stir in 1 tbsp or less of agave to each glass and tequila. Stir and Set aside.
  3. Take the sliced/cut lime or lemon wedge and moisten the rim with it. Then dip each glass in the coarse salt (if desired). Alternatively, you can also just add a splash of salt to the drink if you prefer not to dip the rim in salt.
  4. Next Pour the juice evenly into the 2 glasses (with or without ice if you prefer)
  5. Top each glass with Add  5-7 ounces of sparkling flavored water or low cal soda into each glass. (10-14 ounces total)
  6. Garnish with a spritz of lemon juice and then garnish with a pinch of orange peel and/or herbs, flowers for festive look!

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