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Paloma Cocktail from Sacramento

 We are in Sacramento today.  We traveled to watch our oldest son compete in the IRA National Championship Regatta.  He rows for George Washington University and will be competing on Lake Natoma.  If you are interested you can watch the live stream of the races click here.  The Men’s Varsity 8 semi-finals will be racing (tentatively) starting at 12:00 p.m with four heats total.  If you see George Washington, CHEER!

So in honor of our trip I did a little research about Sacramento and if there was a cocktails that they were known for.   What I discovered is not so much signature cocktails but the city boasts a growing cocktail, buzzing beer, coffee and wine scenes.  Most of the cocktail recipes I came across had unique ingredient lists, with some stuff us lay folk would never have on hand in our homes.  But, boy oh boy do they look yummy.  After searching through several menus of the top rated bars and saloons throughout California’s state capital I  went with a cocktail that I saw on The Red Rabbit menu, but I substitute orange where they used grapefruit.  What you get is a tangy, zesty, fragrant cocktail.  Enjoy!

Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail with tequila orange lime soda water

Paloma Cocktail

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounce tequila
  • splash of soda water
  • wedge of lime
  • kosher salt optional


  • If you are using kosher salt, rub lime on martini glass rim and roll glass in salt to coat. Add ice to martini shaker fill with juices, simple syrup and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour into glass and add splash of soda water on top. Add lime wedge to glass rim. Serve and Enjoy


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