Snowy Paloma

Snowy Paloma

Citrus season is finally upon us. And that can only mean one thing: delicious tangy cocktails. (Ok, maybe it’s good for more than just that.) I originally created this snowy paloma for a cocktail collaboration on Instagram. It’s got mezcal, grapefruit juice, tonic, and a whole lotta delicious meringue. Meringue aside, this is an incredibly easy drink to make. And even the meringue is a cinch with a careful eye and a stand mixer!

The snowy paloma does require a kitchen torch and butane gas for maximum meringue drama, but that’s honestly my favorite tool to use anyway, so what’re you waiting for? And as a bonus, if you have a torch you can also make my Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Brûlée Cookies! (Full disclosure, because it’s the law – those are affiliate links. That means that if you click through and make a purchase, I’ll get a small cut. Don’t worry, though. It doesn’t cost you anything, and I have and love that very torch!)

Snowy Paloma

Snowy Paloma

Servings 4 drinks


  • Mixer
  • Kitchen torch


  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 8 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 4 oz Tonic
  • 4 shots Mezcal
  • 4 sprigs Rosemary (to garnish)


  • Combine the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in the bowl of a mixer. Add the whisk attachment and mix on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. This should only take a few minutes, and you'll want to be careful not to over mix.
  • Add 2 oz of grapefruit juice, 1 oz tonic, and 1 shot of mezcal to each cup.
  • Transfer the meringue to a piping bag and carefully pipe a small swirly mountain onto the top of each drink. Then toast them with a kitchen torch, add a sprig of rosemary to each, and enjoy!

If you make these, don’t forget to let me know in the comments or on Instagram. And for the love of god, don’t forget to take a picture! A drink this beautiful deserves to be shared with the world.

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