Spicy Paloma

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Spicy Paloma // www.acozykitchen.com

Have you all gone on your summer vacation yet? Are you going on one?

I just got back from Palm Springs where I spent a very short but awesome two days and man, do I miss it. It made me yearn for a real vacation, you know…the ones Europeans go on every year because their jobs support the idea of them three or four weeks off. I want a vacation like THAT. A real one. I’m not complaining, I swear. I’m just a little tired and I’d really like to spend a whole day reading a book, doing absolutely nothing, and drinking. Please, let’s have a drink.

I’m not on vacation, and if you aren’t either then at least we have some sort of cocktail hour we can make up in place of it. In Palm Springs I was totally making myself cocktails at 11am and it was awesome. I didn’t tire of it.

This Paloma is my new jam because while I love Mexican food, I don’t luuuuuv Margaritas. This one is all about the fresh grapefruit juice with grapefruit soda. And the spicy simple syrup made with agave is AWESOME. I love it. This is the thing I want to drink constantly while on vacation.

Tell me, what vacation are you planning? If you’re not going on one, please complain. (I love to hear complaints–it makes me feel less alone.)

The recipe for this fine-looking specimen is on PBS’s blog! Weeee!

Spicy Paloma // www.acozykitchen.com

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Jamie @lifelovelemons July 19, 2013 at 5:15 am

Ohh how pretty! I love a good, spicy cocktail!

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Thelma July 19, 2013 at 6:27 am

I haven’t been on vacation yet this Summer… but I’m hoping to squeeze in (at least) a week in Italy before the end of August.

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Tieghan July 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

So pretty! I love spicy!

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Julia July 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

I actually just got back from my vacation in the US (I live in Chile). The most exciting past about my trip was getting your book! I decided to try a new recipe every saturday. So far I have made the simple buttermilk , and the apple pie pancakes. Tomorrow I will be making the orange/chocolate chips ones ;)

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Adrianna Adarme July 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

Hello! You are the sweetest person on the planet. Thank you! I hope you like the orange and chocolate ones, they’re one of my favorites. :)

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Brittany July 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

Gorgeous photos are usual!

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Sharon July 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

Not on vacation either and would really love to have one soon! Drinking at 11am sounds exactly my cup of tea. This drink looks so lovely!

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Casey @ Salted Plates July 19, 2013 at 9:30 am

love seeing the squirt in the background! I make them with fresca since I can’t find squirt on the east coast easily.

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Adrianna Adarme July 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

Oh yeh! That’s a good substitute. :)

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Eileen July 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

Grapefruit & tequila, together at last! This sounds perfect for a long, sultry weekend. :)

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Rose July 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm

That looks yummy!

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Barbara July 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Are you kidding? I AM the vacation destination! I live in Florida, so they all come to my house to use it as a base camp for their trips to Disney, to Busch Gardens, to Daytona Beach, to LEGOLAND, and Silver Springs, and they all want a hot meal when they come back! Now, I love to see my adult children and my grandchildren, but please, somebody, have mercy and put me up in a hotel! I need a vacation from the vacationers!!! My only vacation this year was one night in a hotel in Tampa so I could have surgery there early the next morning! Wah! Drinking sounds good, but no grapefruit for those of us on Lipitor! I’ve been making Kahlua, Cherry Heering, and Amaretto from vodka and flavorings. Also good! Pass the limes, too.

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Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

HAHA! Barbara, I’m from Florida (Fort Lauderdale), so I understand what you’re saying. And your drink sounds fantastic.

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

LOVE cocktails with a kick!

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Holly Henderson July 20, 2013 at 5:37 am

You’re on PBS?! Girl, you have made it big time! So cool. And, I wish I could drink so I could toast you with this.

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Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Thanks, lady! xoxo

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Sophie July 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

UM so once (in a Martha Stewart mag) I saw a recipe for some version of a paloma and I had never heard of one before. Ever since then, and that was years ago, I try to see if Mexican restaurants ever have them on the menu, but they usually don’t in my small town, and I dream about them sometimes, because they contain everything I really love: grapefruit. Chile. Salt. I’m super happy you posted this because your version sounds so delish! I will make it. And I will drink it at 11am. Possibly tomorrow :)

Sorry you had to come back from vaca!….. the company I work for requires everyone take a mandatory full week vacation each calendar year. I’m so looking forward to it because I would never indulge in such a long break on my own. But. I imagine things will be quite hectic upon my return!

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Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

That’s so awesome. You work for an good company! :)

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Stephanie July 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Just returned from a month long vacation in England. We had a lovely time and a few lovely cocktails. Ever had a Pimm’s? They’re delicious too!

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Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Oh I love Pimm’s. I need to make a version on this lil’ blog. :) PS Your vacation sounds amazing.

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dervla @ The Curator July 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

i’ve decided i’m taking 2 weeks this year, i just can’t decide where to! We procrastinated too long on a beach house so that’s out. Gahhh, so frustrated about it.

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Kasey July 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Darn Europeans! I am totally jealous of their month-long summer ‘holiday.’ I need me a weekend in Palm Springs and one of these, please.

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Adrianna Adarme July 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Yeah you do! Little Neko would love it!

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Genelia Santanelli July 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

oh my…you have no idea how much i needed this sweetly-honest post today… you gave me a much needed chuckle. thank you for that! yes! let’s complain about wanting more of a vacation! anything! just some uninterrupted reading, drinking, laughing and eating time! It’s been a sad and inspiring one year home for me from work. However, because of my husband’s insane work schedule, there has only been a few weekend getaways (to the shore not far) for quiet time in the ENTIRE YEAR! it is not enough! … So after reading your post, I think I will insist that we at least take a day or two to drive up to a lake (ANY LAKE!) in a week or two and do some “NOTHING”.
I also now cannot wait to try this drink recipe. So happy to have stumbled upon talented you. Have a splendid weekend!

- Gen from NYC

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Adrianna Adarme July 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Guuuurl, you need to get to the lake. It’s a must. It’s your duty as a human to enjoy this life.

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