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Jalapeño Paloma
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Spicy, smoky, and a little salty...the jalapeño paloma is a party in a glass. The grapefruit juice balances out the heat from homemade jalapeño simple syrup, and the mezcal brings the wow factor!

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno paloma, paloma
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 358 kcal
Ingredients
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 water
  • 2 jalapeños, coarsely chopped
Jalapeño Paloma
  • 2 oz jalapeño simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz mezcal
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Grapefruit wedge and jalapeño slices for garnish
  • Ice/cocktail shaker
Instructions
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, about 15 mins. Strain and reserve.

Jalapeño Paloma
  1. Pour some salt onto a plate, then rub the edges of two tumblers with a grapefruit slice and dip into salt. Fill the glasses with ice.

  2. Combine all the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into two glasses. Garnish with grapefruit and jalapeño slices.
Recipe Notes

Recipe yields about 6 oz jalapeño simple syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeño Paloma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
% Daily Value*
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Sugars 56g
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 43.8%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.