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Orange simple syrup

  • Juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water

Citrus rim

  • 1/2 teaspoon Citrus salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated sugar
  • lime wedge for the glasses

The Paloma

  • 2 half a lime Lime wedges
  • 2 tablespoons Orange simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
  • Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 8 Mint leaves
  • 2.5 ounces Tequila
  • Ice
  • Club soda or seltzer


  • Make the simple syrup:
  • In a small saucepan, combine orange juice and zest, granulated sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high high. Once it's reached a boil, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 5-6 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature, then strain onto a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use. While the syrup is coming to room temperature prepare the citrus salt rim.
  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups of simple syrup; enough for several cocktails.
  • Make the citrus rim:
  • In a small flat plate, combine the citrus salt and sugar and mix until combined.
  • Salt the glass:
  • To a highball or very tall glass, run a lime wedge over the rim of the glass. Invert the glass onto a plate and coat the rim of the glass with citrus salt/sugar. Set aside.
  • Make the cocktail:
  • To a cocktail shaker or a mason jar, Add the lime wedges, orange simple syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice and mint leaves. Muddle with the muddler or back of a wooden spoon until the mint and limes are sufficiently mashed and fragrant.
  • Add the tequila and ice and shake vigorously for about 8-10 seconds. Pour into a glass. Top with club soda or seltzer and garnish with a citrus wedge and mint leaves.