Spicy Paloma Cocktail Recipe with Jalapeño Simple Syrup
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Ring in the New Year with this spicy Paloma cocktail recipe. It's the perfect balance of sweet and sour, with a subtle punch of heat!
Serves: 2
  • 10 Mt. Olive Sweet Heat Jalapeños
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 oz. Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Syrup
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 6 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 4 oz. Silver Tequila
  • Splash of Grapefruit Soda Water
  • Kosher Salt Rim, as needed
  • 2 Roasted or Fresh Grapefruit Slices, one per glass
  • 4 – 6 Sweet & Spicy Jalapenos, 2 – 3 per glass
  1. MAKE THE SWEET & SPICY JALAPENO SYRUP: Add the jalapenos, brown sugar and water to a saucepot over medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil. Once the sugar has melted, turn off the heat and set the saucepot on a different burner. Allow the jalapenos to steep for 10 minutes and then strain the syrup into a separate jar or container. Discard the jalapenos. Allow the syrup to cool completely before adding to cocktails.
  2. RIM THE COCKTAIL GLASSES: Grab a wedge of grapefruit to moisten the rim and then dip the top of the glass onto a plate of kosher salt. Add as much or as little salt as you prefer.
  3. SHAKE UP THE SPICY PALOMA: Fill a large cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add the sweet & spicy jalapeno syrup, lime juice, grapefruit juice and tequila to the shaker. Shake to cool down. Pour your desired amount of ice into the rimmed cocktail glasses and divide evenly with the cocktail mixture. Add a splash of the grapefruit soda water and top with your desired garnishes. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at https://sliceofjess.com/spicy-paloma-cocktail-recipe-with-jalapeno-simple-syrup/