Satsuma Pomegranate Paloma is a seasonal twist on a traditional Paloma. It features quintessential winter fruits like satsuma and pomegranate, tequila, and a splash of sparkling water. It's a refreshing sparkling cocktail that pairs perfectly with tacos or chips and spicy salsa!
This refreshing paloma drink is perfect for a winter cocktail hour at home. It's sweetened with satsuma juice, crushed pomegranate seeds, and agave nectar. The sparkling water adds a refreshing carbonation and the sweet and salty rim ties all of the flavors together. The citrus flavors compliment the tequila and tastes delicious with chips and salsa!
Ingredients to Make Satsuma Pomegranate Paloma
- Satsuma juice - Satsumas are a sweet variety of mandarins that originate from China and Japan. They are semi-seedless and easy to peel. When compared to fresh grapefruit juice (the traditional juice for palomas), satsuma juice is sweeter and tangier. You can use a fork or citrus squeezer to squeeze the juice out of a satsuma.
- Pomegranate seeds - Pomegranates are sweet, tart fruit that produce juice-filled seeds. They are full of antioxidants and add a delicious sweetness to a Paloma.
- Tequila - Tequila is derived from a blue agave plant and originates from Tequila, Mexico. Some tequila brands include Patrón, El Tesoro, Clase Azul, and Casamigos.
- Fresh lime juice - Adds light tartness and acidity to the drink.
- Sparkling water - Sparkling water adds a refreshing carbonation to a Paloma. Just a little splash makes the drink bubbly and fresh.
- Agave nectar - Agave nectar is derived from the agave plant. It is a healthy alternative to standard processed sugars.
How to Make a Paloma
Palomas are such a simple drink to make and doesn't require any fancy cocktail equipment.
- Salt the rim - Rub a satsuma or lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Dip the glass into a plate of mixed sugar and salt.
- Mix the ingredients - Place the pomegranate seeds in the cup and lightly smash with a fork or muddler. Mix in tequila, satsuma juice, agave nectar, sparkling water, and fresh lime juice into the glass.
- Add ice and garnish - Add ice to the glass and adjust the sweetness with agave nectar to taste. Garnish with a lime wedge, mint, or a satsuma peel.
- Grapefruit juice - Replace satsuma juice with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice to make a grapefruit paloma, a tarter paloma drink.
- Club Soda - You can use club soda instead of sparking water, it will add a mild salty flavor.
- Grapefruit Soda - Replace sparkling water with grapefruit soda to add grapefruit flavor to the drink.
Citrus cocktails are such a refreshing treat to whip up for cocktail hour. Luckily, it tastes just as delicious with other citrus and mezcal variations! Here are some delicious citrus cocktail Variations:
- Swap tequila with mezcal for a smokier cocktail
- Sumo Orange Pomegranate Paloma
- Grapefruit Pomegranate Paloma
- Cuban Old Fashioned Cocktail
This paloma drink recipe requires common kitchen essentials. You will need citrus squeezer or fork to juice the satsumas. You will also need a fork or muddler to smash the pomegranate seeds and glasses to enjoy the drink.
How to Store this Paloma Drink
Store this pomegranate cocktail in the refrigerator in an airtight glass bottle for up to 3 days. When you are ready to drink it again, garnish the glasses as mentioned above and enjoy.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Chill your glasses ahead of time - Chill your glasses in the fridge before serving the cocktails. By chilling the glasses you will ensure the cocktail remains cool and the ice melts slower.
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Satsuma Pomegranate Paloma
- Juice of 4 satsumas
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 4 oz tequila
- 4 oz sparkling water
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- Mint and satsuma peel for garnish
- Equal parts coarse sea salt and sugar to rim the glass
- Rub a satsuma or lime wedge around the edge of the glasses and dip the glass into a plate of mixed sugar and salt to salt the rim.
- Divide the pomegranate seeds in the cup and lightly smash with a fork or muddler. Divide the tequila, satsuma juice, agave nectar, sparkling water, and lime juice between the two glasses and mix the ingredients.
- Add ice to the glasses and adjust the sweetness with agave nectar to taste. Garnish with a lime wedges, mint, or a satsuma peels.
Love the combination of pomegranate, satsumas, and tequila. Enjoyed a couple of these sitting out on my patio last night.
WOW. I need about ten of these at this point. 🙂