Rose has a natural affinity for grapefruit, and it works beautifully in this riff on a classic Paloma.
The Paloma Rose is an invention of the Portland Syrups company, and their Rose Cordial syrup is indeed excellent in this recipe. Their syrups are known for being lower in sugar than other brands, so if you use a different syrup, you may want to use a little less than what’s called for here.
Shake the rose syrup, grapefruit juice, and tequila with ice. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and top with sparkling water. Squeeze the lime wedge over the drink and drop it in as a garnish.