Grapefruit Paloma.Sultry,mouthy and the perfect companion for ourCocktail & Oyster night(or rather penny pinching parent's stay-in date night!).This one is it.The cocktail.全力以赴。For months now,Nick has been creating or re-creating a cocktail pretty much every Friday night.On most of those nights,we have oysters as accompaniment.On nights when the fishmonger has run out of Pacific oysters (our favourite!也被称为日本牡蛎或宫城牡蛎）。we have the cocktails anyways.And when Nick asks me William Hill黄金彩球about my favourite,I think long and hard and yo yo betweenthisone andthisone and another one for a frozen mango daquiri but then always end up picking this Grapefruit Paloma.
You see,it is not just the cocktail itself which is utterly seductive on the palate but also the name.I love the sultry name.It evokes scenes of blush rendered walls of Cuba lit up by party lights and shadows of dancing fronds of stunning green flora.好玩的Seductive.Mouthful.So I diligently make sure that I pick up a red grapefruit at the Thursday markets and position it on the kitchen counter.Centre stage.Where Nick can't miss it.And he knows what I would like for Cocktails & Oyster night. Inspired by a Paloma recipe in Good Things To Drink,我们把这个调到了一个不那么甜蜜的程度，naturally sweetened glass of perfection with the oomph of sea salt flakes.一定要拍嘴唇。Happy Friday folks!If you make this,别忘了和我一起喝鸡尾酒Instagram using #cookrepublic
- juice of 1 lime
- 70ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (half a large grapefruit)
- 100ml (4 shots) tequila
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 thin grapefruit wedges,to serve
- ice cubes,to serve
- Place all ingredients (except wedges) in a cocktail shaker along with 6-7 ice cubes and shake in quick,short blasts.
- 过滤并倒入两个300毫升的小高球杯，每个小高球杯装满5-6个冰块。Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve immediately.
This is meant to be a long drink (to be sipped over the better part of an hour) so quick shake is essential to not diluting the drink.
As an option,the drink may additionally be topped with carbonated water.