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Palomas with Salty Chili Sugar

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  • ounces grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce grapefruit lime syrup
  • 2 to 3 ounces club soda, or even a lime flavored seltzer
  • grapefruit slices or lime wedges for ganish
  • crushed ice

grapefruit lime syrup

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

salty chili sugar

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


  • Rim your glass with a lime or grapefruit wedge and dip in the salty sugar mixture to coat. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice. Add the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice and syrup, stirring well with a mixer or long spoon. Pour the soda over top and garnish with a lime or grapefruit wedge. Serve!

grapefruit lime syrup

  • Heat the grapefruit juice, lime juice, water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature. It will become slightly syrupy. This stays great in the fridge for a few days.

salty chili sugar

  • Combine sugar, salt and chili powder on a plate and stir well to combine before dipping each glass.

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