Last week’s girls night for Bachelor in Paradise was just what the doctor ordered, so Ali and I had to get together again for another night of cocktails, TV amazingness, and more girl time! I mean, I’m not kidding when I say Monday might be my favorite night of the week because of the Bachelor shows and the excuses they give me to have girls nights and make cocktails. We sipped on champagne palomas which turned out to be the most perfect easy choice for a weeknight shindig! See below for the recipe and outfit details. What’s your favorite show to watch with your girlfriends? Ali is such a fun Bachelor night buddy, for obvious reasons! I might have to trick her into continuing to come back every Monday so I can grill her with more questions. Just kidding (kind of). She’s such a great girl who I love hanging out and talking about mom stuff with! You guys need to check out her blog if you haven’t already!
There’s nothing more Bachelor appropriate than champagne, and nothing more fitting for “Paradise” than tequila so this cocktail is about as perfect as it gets! Not to mention it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. You basically can’t mess it up. Palomas are typically made with grapefruit soda, but I loved the idea of swapping in champagne along with some fresh grapefruit juice. You don’t have to be that picky with proportions because champagne always just makes everything work together so effortlessly…
1.5 oz tequila
1.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Grapefruit wedges for garnish
Combine tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and ice in a shaker. Shake and pour into glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Photography by Ashley Burns