This has been a very weird week for me.
I am not a cocktail maker. I am not even much of a cocktail drinker, unless I am out at a bar that obviously doesn’t have an interesting wine list. And even then, I hardly ever order those funky specialty cocktails. Well, unless it is a bar known for their specialty cocktails…
You get the point. I don’t usually drink cocktails. I’m a wine drinker.
But with the crazy heat wave that overcame Los Angeles this weekend, I wanted something cold and fruity and refreshing. So cocktails it was! If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I was hanging out with my friends who also like cocktails, and there wasn’t a vodka soda in sight. No, no, no. We did the heatwave cocktails up right.
So today, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d share a classic Mexican cocktail (other than the margarita!) with you. Something that doesn’t require a whole lot of limes, since they are so darn expensive right now. Something that helped me use up the rest of my leftover grapefruit juice.
A Pink Peppercorn Paloma!
The “Paloma” – meaning dove in Spanish – I can only assume got it’s name from being a majestic flash of relief from the heat. The Paloma is actually the national drink of Mexico, not the Margarita, so whip up a few of these tonight and impress your friends! Continue reading