The Fresh & Festive Gingerbread Paloma
Prepare a pitcher, all will take a cup of this Christmas Cheer
Holiday beverages are often creamy and sweet, but what if that isn't quite your cup of tea, so to speak?
Enter the Gingerbread Paloma. This fresh and festive cocktail is full of bright, grapefruit flavor tempered with a splash of cranberry with effervescence of ginger beer. We've also made this with Tequila Reposado, so you can add an aged and oaky richness to the unmistakeable tequila experience.
This delightful drink will brighten up your holidays.
Make the Gingerbread Paloma Recipe
How to Make the Gingerbread Paloma
If you have had the Miss Mary's Paloma Mix, you know that it is an ultra low in sugar. Our low-sugar mixes are sweetened with agave syrup for a naturally low glycemic sweetness.
Any tequila is delicious in a Paloma, but Reposado tequila is aged a bit in oak barrels giving it a little color, along with hints of spice and oak. We think that adds to the warmth of the cocktail.
Ginger beer made with real ginger will add an especially strong ginger flavor to this beverage.
- 1 oz. Tequila Reposado
- 2 oz. Miss Mary's Premium Paloma Mix
- 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1 oz. Ginger Beer
- Orange slice
- Cinnamon Stick
- Ingredients for the Gingerbread Paloma
Copper Mugs and Twinkly Lights
The Gingerbread Paloma is as delightful as it is unexpected. It could be considered a spirited addition to the "Mule" category, a family of cocktails known for their effervescent charm and the signature kick of ginger beer. Picture this – the crackling of a fire, the twinkling lights of the tree, and a Gingerbread Paloma in your hand.
GINGERBREAD PALOMA BY ANY OTHER NAME
The Paloma is the official drink of Mexico. Few places do grapefruit as well, so the fresh and tart flavors of lime and grapefruit in our lite paloma mix are in homage to the exceptional original.
So, with the addition of cranberry and ginger for a Christmas vibe, "Navidad Mule" seems like perfectly appropriate nickname for this inventive cocktail. What do you think?
The festive Gingerbread Paloma cocktail from Miss Mary's Mix will be a holiday treat for all your guests (or just you!).
WHY TRY THE GINGERBREAD PALOMA?
Light and Lively: In a sea of predictable holiday drinks, the Gingerbread Paloma stands out as a light and lively alternative. It's not just a cocktail; it's a conversation starter, a statement piece at your holiday gathering.
Coppper Mugs Are Cool: Imagine sipping on your Navidad Mule by the fireplace, the crackling flames lighting up the side of your copper mug. Copper mugs act as cold insulation for your cocktail. Your drink will be colder, the ice will last longer, and the flavors will stay true.
A Toast to Festive Fun
The Gingerbread Paloma is an invitation to indulge in creative mixology. This cocktail scales well and can be premade in larger batches for parties. Leave the ginger beer out until you pour individual servings and then top each drink with a bit of gingery bubbles.
Your friends will adore the spirited dance of flavors in this concoction. From the warmth of the tequila to the bubbly kick of the ginger beer, the Gingerbread Paloma is a party in your glass.
Let's Talk Garnishes
The finishing touches on this cocktail are also Christmas traditions. Oranges were a sign of wealth for many countries due to their rarity and expense (how lucky we are!) They were often given at Christmastime or placed in stockings as a special treat. Cinnamon is a wonderful complement to orange and a dose of aromatic nostalgia. Garnishes add that extra flair, turning a delightful drink into a visual masterpiece.
- Orange Slice The brightness of an orange slice is the perfect ornament in the Gingerbread Paloma. It adds to the freshness of the flavors, too.
- Cinnamon Stick Cinnamon adds a dash of holiday spice,while completing the "gingerbread" illusion.
- Cranberries The bright pop of red is perfect for the holidays. They're very tart but won't alter the flavor of the beverage unless you muddle them.
- Mint or Rosemary For a little something green in your beverage, mint or rosemary would make a beautiful and aromatic addition.
On your holiday quest for fun and flavor, we hope you'll explore the Gingerbread Paloma. Trying something new and unexpected will add a touch of sparkle to your festivities. Cheers!