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Spicy Garden Paloma

Spicy Garden Paloma

It’s Friday and time for another cocktail recipe celebrating Sippin Pretty Friyay!

Today I am featuring a Spicy Garden Paloma.

It’s the perfect cocktail for these dog days of summer (what does that even mean?!?).

I’ll be looking that saying up later.

But first, today’s cocktail features spicy jalapeno pepper for kick and grapefruit for a refreshing finish, and lime juice for a tartness that rounds everything out.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients for Spicy Garden Paloma

Ingredients for Spicy Garden Paloma

2 oz tequila

1 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice

3/4 oz jalapeno-agave syrup (below)

1/2 oz lime juice

1 dash of Celery Bitters

Jalepeno-Agave Syrup

6 jalapenos, sliced

16 oz of water

16 oz of agave nectar

Add hot water to jalapenos and let steep for 3 minutes.

Pour in agave nectar and stir.


Combine Ingredients

Fresh Grapefruit Juice makes this cocktail so refreshing!

Shake all ingredients and strain into Tom Collins glasses.

Top with a pinch of salt.

Add a dash of bitters.

Garnish with jalapeno or lime wedge.


Serves one.

That’s it!

Sippin Pretty Friyay Cocktail-Spicy Garden Paloma
Spicy Garden Paloma

I am enjoying trying new cocktail recipes for Sippin Pretty Friyay, and I hope you are too!

On the porch with a Spicy Garden Paloma

It allows me to use all my fancy glasses.

You can shop these pretty pink glasses here.

Until next time,


OOOh, Before you go, I have a few other favorite cocktails you may want to try!

Frozen Blackberry-Lime Margarita

Sour-Cherry Gin Slings

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  1. It looks so pretty and spicy 🙂 I don’t drink alcohol do you think it would taste good without the alcohol? Or is there something I could use in place of the tequila?


  2. Kippi Ohern says:

    This looks like the perfect spot to sip spicy garden palomas. Have a great week.

  3. Sara says:

    That looks like it pack a punch; have to try it!

  4. Janet says:

    Sounds delicious.

  5. Hot spicy drink? Maybe since I do like a good Bloody Mary. Looks delicious

  6. Marie says:

    Ha ha my 4 year old just recently asked me what dog days of summer is. I now need to Google it lol. Your recipe sounds so refreshing.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      I googled it! LOL,

      When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the beginning of the very hottest days of the year. The Romans referred to this period as “dies caniculares” or “days of the dog star,” which was eventually translated as just “dog days.”

  7. Cara says:

    Sounds pretty good… and I love your glasses! Fancy, indeed.

  8. Cindy Rust says:

    Looks like an amazing drink but I gotta tell ya, that fun planter with the crazy hair steals the show!! Love it!!

  9. I love a good cocktail especially on a hot summer weekend. This sounds delicious.

  10. This sounds really delicious. 😋😋

  11. Regina says:

    Such a pretty drink. I love making and enjoying beautiful cocktails!

  12. I’ve never heard of this cocktail and I look forward to trying it.

  13. Jayne says:

    Wow, I never heard of a cocktail with jalapeno peppers! It sounds interesting and looks great – think I might need to try it!

  14. Cindy says:

    This sounds so goo. I can’t have grapefruit juice because of medicine I’m on but my family may enjoy this drink.

    I have similar glasses too!

  15. Niky says:

    Oh I am making this tonight! I have grapefruit juice and jalapeno in my garden!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  16. Juliet says:

    Libbie! Can we be best friends?! I’m all about Friday cocktails too … and this one is next level. Cheers! xo

  17. It sounds like it kicks quite a punch. My hubby will it

  18. Dee says:

    Looks like I did something wrong with my first message. This looks like a great drink to share with friends. Do you use the Ocean Spray grapefruit juice with fresh or substitute? I did a search to learn about the other bottle of Patron and now to find it. Do you use it in this particular drink? Thanks.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Hello Dee!

      You can use either fresh or the Ocean Spray (I prefer the fresh and the drink is a little more tart). The baby bottle of Patron is a regular bottle of their silver tequila. The larger bottle is infused with orange. I use whichever is on hand because the grapefruit has such a strong flavor you can’t really taste the orange infusion. Enjoy! We actually had them this evening with guests and they both said it felt like the perfect summer cocktail. 🙂

  19. This looks awesome!! I love that plant and planter!! I’d be honored if you hopped on over to our “What’s for Dinner” party and shared some of your delicious recipes!


  20. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. I’m lovin’ this recipe.

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