Last summer my then 9-year old daughter and some of her friends started a book club. Bridget and her friends are voracious readers, and it was a riot watching them take such care with planning and choosing the books. And because no book club is complete without food, each family took turns hosting a “book club lunch” each month. It was great for the girls because they got a chance to play and get the wiggles out before diving into the book discussion. It was ideal for the little brothers because they could run around together and not bother their older sisters. And it was perfect for the moms to chat and catch up while the kids entertained each other…and to enjoy a refreshing summer sipper like these Raspberry Palomas.
Yes, I served cocktails at my daughter’s book club. Yes, it was lunch time. No, I didn’t serve them to the kids. Buuuuut I’m betting you want to snag an invite to Bridget’s next book club after learning that cocktails are served!
I can think of no better match for the heat of summer than tequila, and this Raspberry Paloma is perfectly thirst-quenching on those hot, humid days. The tangy grapefruit juice is mellowed by the agave and raspberries and is an excellent match for the smooth silver tequila. A topping of club soda keeps everything light and refreshing with just a hint of heat from the muddled jalapeño slices. Seriously so yummy!
This recipe makes around 6 lowball glasses, so whip up a pitcher of Raspberry Palomas when the temps start to climb this summer and enjoy them with friends. No book club required.