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Paloma with Ancho-Arbol Syrup
beverages cocktails

Paloma with Ancho-Arbol Syrup

A Paloma is a popular Mexican cocktail made with tequila and grapefruit soda. In this delicious twist, a simple syrup infused with ancho chile and chilies de arbol adds sweet heat.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 11

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

6

Servings

Ancho-Arbol Syrup

Paloma

  • 4 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Chile Pepper, Ancho
  • 3 limes, divided
  • Cracked or crushed ice
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup club soda

Instructions

  • For the Ancho-Arbol Syrup, mix all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 2 hours. Strain through double layer of cheesecloth or coffee filters into pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

  • Mix sea salt and ancho chile pepper on small plate. Cut 1 of the limes into 8 wedges. Wet outside rims of 6 short beverage glasses with 2 of the lime wedges. Dip glasses into sea salt mixture to coat. Fill glasses with ice.

  • Juice remaining 2 limes. Add to Ancho-Arbol Syrup in pitcher. Stir in grapefruit juice, tequila and club soda. Pour into glasses. Garnish with remaining lime wedges.

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