This Cinnamon Grapefruit Paloma elevates your typical tequila cocktail into a cozy, yet refreshing fall drink. It's filled with a cinnamon infused simple syrup, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and a splash of soda water. To top it all off, the cocktail is rimmed in a cinnamon salty sugar!
Moisten the edge of your glass with a grapefruit wedge and rim in the cinnamon salty sugar. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, Grand Marnier, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and cinnamon simple syrup. Shake for 20 seconds and pour in the glass. Top with a splash or two of club soda, stir to combine, and garnish with a graperfuit wedge. Enjoy immediately!
Bring the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil for 2 minutes to let the cinnamon infuse. Let cool completely, then strain and discard cinnamon sticks.
Add salt, sugar, and cinnamon to a plate and stir together with your fingers to combine.
*Extra cinnamon simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
*To make these pitcher-style for a crowd, I'd measure all of the cocktail ingredients out for how many people you want to make them for, add everything to a pitcher, and chill the mixture in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, add the club soda and grapefruit slices if desired, and serve! (And you may need to double or triple the simple syrup depending on how many people you're making them for!)