The end of summer is creeping closer and while we might not be ready to say goodbye to long beach days and laid-back BBQs, this frozen paloma recipe from Jarrod aka @diycocktailguy will ensure that you see out your summer with a bang.
Sweet, sour, a little bitter and a little fruity — the paloma truly ticks all of the taste bud boxes. In this cult favourite, good quality liquor is key as the tart fruity flavours of the grapefruit are designed to complement the tequila, not overshadow or mask it. “It’s the perfect summer cocktail,” Jarrod says, “Batch it up and make it for you and your friends.”
And unlike other cocktail recipes that call for you to be muddling or shaking all night long, Jarrod’s Frozen Pineapple Palomas let the blender do all the hard work. No elbow grease needed, just your best mates all together to make the most of the last summer rays.
We also love a drink that celebrates seasonality and with pineapple season in full force, it’s the perfect pairing for a sun-kissed cocktail. Convinced yet? Keep reading to see how you can blitz your way to paloma heaven.
250mL of grapefruit juice
2 cups of frozen pineapple
120mL or 4oz VIVIR Tequila Blanco
120mL or 4oz lime juice
60mL or 2oz agave syrup
Dehydrated orange to garnish
<h2> How to make frozen pineapple palomas
The non-negotiables in a paloma include tequila, grapefruit juice or soda and a squeeze of zingy lime. In the past, palomas have tended to fly under the radar amongst bar-goers and bartenders, losing the spotlight to the well-loved and widely-ordered margarita and espresso martini. But palomas have long been the drink of choice in Mexico, gaining a reputation as the more laid-back sibling of a margarita.
A paloma doesn’t overcomplicate things. It’s simple and salty, and lets the flavours of good quality tequila and grapefruit soda shine instead.
While you might not think the type of tequila used in a paloma matters, it does. First, you’ll need to make sure the tequila is a good one, cue VIVIR Tequila Blanco. Next, it’s important to make sure it’s of the ‘blanco’ variety, as the crisp and citrus notes are the key to unlocking the best of the grapefruit and lime combo. We gave a run-down of the different types of tequilas and what you should be using for margaritas and palomas back when we were prepping our Beer-Garita recipe. Catch up on all the tips here.
By the time the end of summer rolls around, there’s a good chance that margarita fatigue has begun to set in. Don’t get us wrong, this is a hard task with the amount of different types of margaritas these days. From Spicy Cucumber to Watermelon Margaritas and the viral TikTok Cyclone Margarita, there’s always a new version of the cocktail to keep things fresh and exciting. But in saying that, it’s also nice to add another tequila-based cocktail to your regular drink rotation throughout summer and beyond. Plus, if you’re looking to dip your toes in the paloma premix world, the award-winning Paloma Seltzers from El Sueño will hit the spot!