Rosemary Paloma


Wake up. 

I can’t. I am a zombie. I am a shell of a being. A lifeless force somehow floating through this apartment. Until, wait. Coffee. Coffee? Coffee!!!
I need coffee. No, you don’t understand. I NEED coffee.  Some people call this an addiction. Some people call this a problem. I call it a life long healthy love affair. I love the coffee, the coffee loves me back. I neglect the coffee, I’m useless. Coffee, please don’t leave me!

There are other drinks I cannot miss…
Time to cook? Time to spend 20 minutes standing in one place, chopping freakin’ onions? I hate chopping onions. And I’m tired… I don’t want to. I want to look at pictures of food on Pinterest instead. Until, wait. It’s my relax-it’s-time-to-cook drink to the rescue!!!
When I’m being good, this drink can manifest itself as a simple Mango La Croix. Or a tall glass of iced tea. But usually I’m not good and I reach for the booze. In a hurry? Quick glass of wine will do. Feeling grungy? Let’s do a cold bottle of beer. But the best, ideal situation comes equipped with a cocktail.
Generally, my simple but effective equation to a good cocktail goes like this: citrus + sugar + booze + (sometimes) effervescence. Which is why the simple syrups are so handy!
 One of my favorite summations is the Rosemary Paloma!
Rosemary Paloma = lime juice + grapefruit juice + rosemary simple syrup + tequila + a tiny splash of sparkling water + salted rim. Perfection!
Rosemary Paloma
Serves 2
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  1. Smoked Sea Salt (or your favorite finishing salt)
  2. 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  3. 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  4. 3 tablespoons rosemary simple syrup (recipe found here:
  5. 1/2 cup mescal or tequila
  6. club soda
  1. Pour the smoked salt (or salt of your choice) in a circle on a small plate. Rub the rim of two glasses with a grapefruit or lime wedge. Dip the rims of the glasses in the salt.
  2. Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and tequila in a shaker. Add ice and shake until cold.
  3. Add ice to the glasses and pour the liquid in the shaker into the two glasses equally. Add a tiny splash of club soda to each glass. Serve cold.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Adapted from Bon Appetit
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