Light Citrus Paloma Cocktail Recipe with Orange
- 1 –2 large oranges, juiced or 4 ounces fresh orange juice – preferably cold
- Splash of lemon or lime juice, plus extra for lining the rim of glasses with salt (if desired)
- 2– 3.5 ounces tequila blanco/silver
- 2 Tablespoons or more agave nectar (light), adjust to your liking
- Coarse sea salt or margarita salt for garnishing rim glass
- Optional ice
- Chilled 10 to 14 oz sparkling citrus/flavored water or low calorie soda (Such as La Croix or Bai Bubbles grapefruit that’s sugar free) See notes.
- Lemon (or other citrus fruit) slices to garnish
- Orange peel to garnish and/or fresh edible flowers to garnish
- In a large container or bowl, juice the orange and lemon or lime juice.
- Mix in agave and tequila. Set aside.
- Take the sliced/cut lime or lemon wedge and moisten the rim with it. Then dip each glass in the coarse salt (if desired). Alternatively, you can also just add a splash of salt to the drink if you prefer not to dip the rim in salt.
- Next pour the tequila and juice mix evenly into the 2 glasses (with or without ice if you prefer).
- Top each glass with 5-7 ounces of sparkling flavored water or low cal soda into each glass. (10-14 ounces total)
- Garnish with a spritz of lemon juice and then garnish with a pinch of orange peel and/or herbs, flowers for festive look!
- Low Sugar Sparkling water or grapefruit soda options – La Croix, Bai Bubbles, or Izze Sparkling grapefruit are all naturally sweetened with no added sugar.
This is easy to make in a cocktail shaker. Just combine all ingredients then top with sparkling water before serving. You can easily make 3 smaller glasses for serving. Or double! Adjust tequila/agave sweetener to your liking
- If you are using a sparkling water versus a low cal soda, then you might need to adjust the agave to sweeten to your liking. The low cal soda will be more sweet, so less agave is needed.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 0 min
- Category: drink
- Method: mix
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 105
- Sugar: 12.6 g
- Sodium: 632 mg
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 0.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: cocktail, mexican, light, low sugar, sugar free, drink, paloma, holiday drink