Summer Cocktails – Strawberry Chamomile Paloma

By May 27, 2016 2 Comments

We are starting a new series here on Beijos Blog… In honor of Summer we are doing a fun cocktail recipe each Friday, and what kicks off Summer like Memorial Day Weekend?!  So here we go with our first Summer Cocktail of 2016…

DRINKscp-turquoisePhotos by Megan Welker
Graphics by Meghann Miniello

I saw this tasty looking drink online and had to try making it, using my trusty husband and family as taste testers!!  I even made a virgin one for myself, just to try… Strawberries are in season and I’m loving every minute of that, so when I saw this I thought it would be the perfect one to try!!  When I’m not pregnant I love palomas!!  My sister does too, we served them at her bridal shower earlier this year and they were a hit!  But doing this fun version with strawberries and chamomile flowers just looked to pretty to pass up…


Chamomile Honey Syrup

3/4 Cup Water

1/3 Cup Honey

1-2 Chamomile Tea Bags

For The Drinks

3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

2 Tablespoons Chamomile Honey Syrup

2 oz Tequila

4 Fresh Strawberries Sliced

Sparkling Water to top off


Salt for Rim – Optional, but we liked it!


Chamomile Honey Syrup

Mix water and honey to small sauce pan and simmer for about 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add tea bags, cover for 5-10 minutes.  Discard the tea bag and let cool, store in the fridge to use later.

For the Drinks

Combine the Grapefruit Juice, Tequila, Chamomile Honey Syrup and strawberries to a glass and muddle… You want the strawberries to be lightly smashed so their juices release.  Add the ice and top off with sparkling water.  Top it off with a few fresh strawberries and chamomile flowers and there you have this pretty drink!

meganwelker-drinks-4We hope you enjoy!

Stay tuned for lots more fun cocktail recipes to keep you refreshed and “happy” all Summer long!




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