Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Cocktail Link-up + Paloma Recipe

Happy 1st Cocktail Link-up of the New Year, Gals! We are so excited to continue our fun little monthly cocktail party in 2016, and even more excited to share this recipe with you.  When trying to figure out what to mix up this month, we wanted something refreshing, to keep things on the lighter side.When we came across the Paloma recipe, we knew this was the perfect cocktail to kick-off the new year.

It's a combination of grapefruit soda and tequila, and could not be more delicious!

The grapefruit flavor gives it a delicious citrus-y kick, without being too sweet or pungent, while the soda aspect adds a some refreshing effervescence.
And of course, who doesn't love tequila?!

And in case you're thinking, where the heck does one find grapefruit soda, it's actually more accessible than you'd think!

When we went shopping for this one, we were pretty surprised to see how many grapefruit sodas there actually are.  We opted for San Pelligrino, but if you want to lighten it up even more, feel free to try a grapefruit flavored seltzer.

We also added a dash of grapefruit bitters since we just so happened to have them on hand, but feel free to leave off if you can't find them.

And to finish it off, we added some fresh citrus, courtesy of a couple of lemon, lime and grapefruit wedges.

Then for a little presentation, stick one of your grapefruit wedges on the rim, and of course, a lovely straw from The Printable Gal.
Cheers to new cocktails in the new year!

  • Fill a glass with ice and add 2 ounces of tequila
  • Fill remaining glass with grapefruit soda
  • Optional: Add a dash or two of grapefruit bitters
  • Finish with a couple squeezes from various citrus wedges (we used lemon, lime and grapefruit)
  • Give a good stir, and enjoy!
Now it's your turn! Join the party and link-up your favorite cocktail recipe - old or new! As always, we're not sticklers here, so feel free to take a little creative license - wine, beer, mocktails, glassware.. we love it all!

1. Follow The Sequin Notebook on BloglovinInstagramFacebook, and/or Twitter.

2. Add your favorite cocktail recipe below.

3. Link back to our blog, and/or grab the link-up button!

4. Come back on the second Tuesday of each month to link up again and discover some delicious new cocktails!

Linking up today with Jennifer JuniperKaryn, KristenEmilyMandyMaryJessicaMandySusanLisaNatasha, Pam, and Kristin!


  1. Sadly I'm allergic to grapefruit.. But I do love that cocktail glass!! Where did you find it?

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. The presentation alone for this cocktail makes me want to try it!! Such fun glasses to put them in - I'm assuming it was a DIY? xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Gorgeous!!! Since I post a cocktail every week, I linked up 4! I hope that's okay.

  4. Palomas are SO good!! It doesn't hurt that this one is served in such an adorable glass!

  5. You know I love a good cocktail! And how cute with your blog name on the little flags!! Yummo!! Fun stuff pretty lady!!

  6. That glass is amazing!!!!!! I love grapefruit, I will so have to try this. ROLL TIDE!!!!!

  7. Yum! I love citrus flavored things, so refreshing! I linked up my spiked gingerbread! :)

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

  8. I LOVE a Paloma but I think now that Disney introduced me to the Sparkling Paloma I've been spoiled! Such a perfect, refreshing drink! And LOVE those glasses! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. hold the phone grapefruit soda? sign me up. those glasses are the cutest too!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  10. Never heard of a Paloma, but I'm a big grapefruit fan so I already love it!!

  11. These sounds so delicious! And I need this cup...so pretty!

  12. This looks DELISH! And I love how pretty it is, I'll definitely have to try this soon <3

    Green Fashionista

  13. This looks so delicious and these photos are phenomenal!!

  14. i've never had a paloma before but I'm all for lighter cocktails even if I'm not a huge fan of tequilla but maybe the grapefruit flavor will mask the taste a little.

  15. grapefruit soda? yum! need to try that. i might try it with another liquor because tequila and i are not friends. those glasses are seriously adorable!

  16. I had a paloma for the first time this summer and it was DELICIOUS!!!! A new favorite for sure!

  17. Looks as cute as it must be good! :D


  18. Thank you for sharing th recipe!
    I lv the pictures!

  19. This sounds so delicious and refreshing! I just bought some grapefruit at the store -- I'm going to have to try this!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  20. This sounds divine! I love anything with a splash of grapefruit. It's so refreshing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  21. Not a huge fan of tequila, but might have to make this for my wife.

  22. I'm not much of a drinker, but this sounds delicious! I love the glasses, so cute!
    xo, Lily

  23. That sounds like the perfect cocktail for the new year! Those stemless champagne flutes are too cute! I feel like I need a pair!

  24. The straws!!! I love that grapefruit is included - one of my current obsessions!

  25. You always have the best cocktail ideas. I am SO not creative when it comes to drinks, I always just drink plain champagne or mimosas. I need to mix it up!

  26. This sounds and LOOKS delicious. I saw the behind the scenes on Snapchat. These pictures came out amazing and of course the straws are perfection!

  27. I lovelovelove grapefruit juice so I'm sure I would love this! Especially from a glass like that. Heart eye emojis!


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