A raspberry smash paloma is exactly as it sounds! Fresh raspberries are mashed up and mixed into a paloma cocktail. It’s a bright and fresh tequila drink that’s well balanced – not too sweet, no too bitter, and full of flavor. I’ve also included a mocktail version in the recipe notes!
How to make a raspberry paloma
This is one of the easiest cocktails you will ever make and yet it looks so fancy! Here’s what you will need:
- Lime Juice
These three ingredients are mashed in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Muddle to your liking – either completely broken down or a little bit chunky.
- Blanco Tequila
- Grapefruit Juice (make sure it’s 100% pure juice)
- Ginger Beer
Tequila and grapefruit juice are added, while ginger beer is used to top off the cocktail. Add as much or as little as you like, but I find a good heavy splash is just right.
Now just stir, garnish, and serve! No salt rim or shaking needed, although I think a pinch of chili powder would be delicious in here.
Can the raspberries be strained?
If you would like your raspberry paloma to have a smooth consistency, mash the raspberries in a separate glass and then strain into your cocktail to remove the seeds. If you go this route, I suggest using extra raspberries to make sure the flavor isn’t lost.
Blanco Tequila – Espolon Blanco Tequila is always my go-to. It’s incredibly smooth and pure without any weird vanilla artificial flavors added in. It’s also at a very reasonable price point and can be found at most grocery and beverage stores.
Raspberry paloma mocktail
For a mocktail paloma, simply omit the tequila and sub in a bit more ginger beer. If you have a preferred zero proof tequila, this can also be used.
Can I use frozen raspberries?
Sure! Thaw in a colander to allow any excess water to drip off and use as instructed.
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