DOTW: Jalapeño Paloma

This, at this point, is a traditional cocktail. Jalapeño has become fairly commonplace once it comes to cocktails. But of course I had to mix it up just a little bit! Traditionally, this cocktail is made with grapefruit seltze, simple syrup and fresh grapefruit juice, but I fell in love with grapefruit soda from Polar. Turns out that after you muddle the lime and jalapeño, it tastes pretty much identical. I also felt adventurous, and instead of the Tequila Blanco, I went with the Reposado. Regardless of which recipe you use, not only is this (of course) delicious, but it is also a gateway into the cocktail world of warmer weather. Because it’s right around the corner!

What you’ll need:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle slice of lime and a slice of jalapeño. Add ice and shake well. Add ie to a cocktail glass. (Rim with lime juice and salt if desired). Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass. Garnish with a slice of lime, and a couple of slices of jalapeño.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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