Put down the margarita and pick up this refreshing, mezcal paloma instead! It’s bright, a little smoky, and something your next taco night needs!
Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, #tacotuesday, National margarita day (cause I would say this still counts) or just another night you’re looking for a great cocktail, the smoky mezcal paloma is just what you’re looking for. This cocktail puts the classic margarita to shame with only four ingredients!
It features bright citrus grapefruit flavors, a hint of lime, and a nice smooth smoke flavor from the mezcal tequila. There are no added sweeteners, which also helps keep this cocktail lower in carbs while still being a refreshing choice at your next fiesta! Find the full recipe below and a few tips and tricks for making this drink.
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Cocktail Shaker
This cocktail is one of my favorites and it is so easy and quick to make too! I personally enjoy making this in larger batches as well, and often pre-juice several grapefruits and place the juice in a jar until needed. This is great for entertaining too.
In a cocktail shaker, simply combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and the mezcal. Mezcal tequila is very smoky, and definitely has a unique, almost savory flavor. Shake these three ingredients over ice until chilled and strain into a glass. Top off with a grapefruit club soda to keep it lower in carbs!
Looking for other low carb cocktails for taco night? Check out my Low Carb Blackberry Margarita as well!
Low Carb Smoky Mezcal Paloma
- 2 oz. Mezcal
- 2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 2-3 oz. Grapefruit Sparkling Water
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the mezcal, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Shake over ice until chilled and strain into a glass. Top off with the grapefruit sparkling soda.