Straight up, I have a sugar addiction.
Anything sweet—and I do mean anything—I’m obsessed with. At a restaurant, I would never in a million years order a savoury (or at least not sweet) drink, like a caesar. Oh god, just thinking about it makes my stomach turn.
I’m that girl who is the stereotype to end all stereotypes, sipping long island iced tea or chugging back those delicious slushies at Milestones. In fact, this past week I had two in one sitting. And I usually never order drinks at a restaurant. THAT’S how good they are.
While not a slushy recipe (there’s one coming soon, though!), the recipe for these paloma mimosas comes from the classic LCBO magazine Food & Drink. For Ontarians, it’s a bible of sorts. Want the latest trends among the sommelier crowd? How about unique dishes and drinks, many cooked with a bit of booze? Food & Drink. It’s the answer. I go on a pilgrimage for it every season.
Paloma mimosas are a quirky mix of these two popular drinks. The paloma is a Mexican favourite, combining tequila with grapefruit soda and lime. Meanwhile, the mimosa is a brunch-friendly drink of orange juice and champagne. Mix it all together and what have you got? An insanely delicious, sweet beverage for brunch and beyond.
(Or before. Because you only live once, right?)
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Total Cost = $8.61 (Budget breakdown below recipe)
- 6 tbsp. tequila
- 6 tbsp. pulp-free ruby red grapefruit juice, refrigerated
- 3 tbsp. lime juice, refrigerated*
- 3 tbsp. grenadine, refrigerated
- ½ bottle champagne or prosecco
- Grapefruit and lime slices, to garnish
- In a glass jar or small cocktail shaker, mix tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and grenadine together well.
- For each drink, fill evenly among the 3 cocktails, then top with champagne/prosecco until almost full. Garnish with grapefruit or lime slices to serve.
Adapted from Food & Drink.
6 tbsp. tequila = $2.25
6 tbsp. pulp-free ruby red grapefruit juice = $0.11
3 tbsp. lime juice = $0.50
3 tbsp. grenadine = $0.75
1/2 bottle champagne or prosecco = $5.00
Grapefruit and lime slices, to garnish