I can’t believe 2022 is already coming to a close and that 2023 is here! It’s been such an exciting year in our household filled with so many fun adventures, firsts and memories galore, and what a better way to celebrate a big year gone by and usher in new possibilities that with a really fun, festive cocktail?! Chris has been SO excited about making and sharing this cocktail, especially since the star of the show is his favorite tequila, Lobos 1707 Joven. There are so many tasty cocktails that C whips up using this special spirit, but he thinks it’s particularly perfect in a Paloma, and this NYE-inspired riff on the Paloma, the Pomegranate Paloma Spritz, is a really fun way to mix it up at home for the holiday!
The Pomegranate Paloma Spritz, as Chris has dubbed it, includes all of those classic citrus flavors and the refreshing, balanced kick of tequila you’d expect from a Paloma, with a little bit of pomegranate punch and a fun, fizzy sparkling Rosé finish. Perfection! It’s seriously such a memorable cocktail, especially for a celebratory holiday like this one, and I think the black salt and dehydrated grapefruit garnish make it really fun to look at, too.
If you’re in Phoenix, you can grab Lobos 1707 at Total Wine like we do, or you can purchase online HERE.
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- .25 oz pomegranate juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
- Sparkling Rosé
- Black salt
- Pomegranate seeds
- Dehydrate grapefruit wheel
How To Make: Pomegranate Paloma Spritz
To cocktail shaker add grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, simple syrup, tequila and ice. Shake vigorously. Rim glass with grapefruit wedge then roll in black salt. Add pomegranate seeds to shaker. Add mixture to glass. Top with sparkling Rosé. Garnish with dehydrate grapefruit wheel. Put on your party hat!
Pro Tip: you don’t have a dehydrator in-house, but want to make your own dehydrated grapefruit garnishes to elevate your cocktail, you can make them without one by simply roasting 1/4″ thick grapefruit slices in the oven on a sheet pan at 200 degrees for 2 hours.