We’re huge fans of the Paloma, a refreshing tequila cocktail with grapefruit soda. It’s even better with real, fresh pink grapefruit, so we worked out the proportions for this recipe.
The agave (or simple) syrup is optional. Add your tequila and juices to your shaker first, stir it a bit, and taste – if it needs to be a little sweeter, add the syrup and taste it again.
Once you’ve added the appropriate amount of sweetener, add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with the sparkling water. Garnish with a wedge or wheel of lime.