Summer Friday + National Tequila Day = drink this

 

It’s National Tequila Day! Margaritas are marvelous, but Palomas are pretty perfect for a day like today, too. This twist adds lavender into a cocktail which is already full of summer flavor from the grapefruit. The result is a refreshing summer sip that is perfect to enjoy on National Tequila Day, and pretty much every day.

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Lavender Paloma

2 parts Milagro Silver

1 part fresh grapefruit juice

½ part lavender & vanilla simple syrup

½ part fresh lime juice

Top with DRY Lavender Soda

Garnish: grapefruit peel, lavender salt

To make the simple syrup: 1 part sugar to 1 part water. Once the sugar is dissolved, add 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds and a vanilla bean which has been split with a knife down the center. Cool the simple syrup and store it. Strain out the lavender and vanilla before using.

To make the lavender salt: Add 1 part dried lavender buds to 10 parts salt. Grind them in a mortar or coffee grinder. More details here.

Add lavender salt to a plate. Rub the top of your glass with a grapefruit wedge and dip the rim of your glass into the salt.

Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice to a the glass, and then add ice cubes. Top off with soda and garnish with a grapefruit peel.

How are you planning to celebrate National Tequila Day?

 

 

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