From our kitchen to yours: Paloma Cocktail & Margarita Cupcakes!

20 May

Sunday is always for food… what about, let’s say… dessert and drinks? 

Our “quasi-Mexican creative juices” are constantly boiling, and when there’s time to “experiment something new in the kitchen”, I’m all for it! This time, snapshots from two quick ideas:

One Mexican drink, “Paloma Cocktail” and one dessert, “Margarita Cupcakes”, all “adjusted” to our reality here in Brazil (it’s not always possible to find the perfect ingredients for that perfect recipe – also, I’m far from perfect, when it comes to cooking/baking/mixing, but I’m pretty venturous for trying to make something intriguing, interesting, or, at least, cool-looking…) 😮

How to make the “Paloma”?

For a refreshing, thirst quenching cocktail, the Paloma is definitely at the top of the list and it’s a favorite in Mexico. It’s a light, fruity drink with a fizz and one of the smoothest tequila drinks out there. With a splash of soda instead of a grapefruit soda like Squirt (or, in our case here in Brazil, “Sprite”!).


  • 2 oz blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • salt for rimming (optional)


  1. Rim a collins glass with salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and lime juice. Top it all off with a splash of Sprite. (need to share this with another fellow blogger, who loves “Brazilian challenges“!)

The original recipes for the margarita cupcakes may be found here: Margarita Cupcakes and here Margarita Cupcakes – I had to “adapt” a little, making the frosting myself with lime jello mix and chantilly cream – “Brazilian-style”, but it worked! 😮

Hey! We’re already missing some cupcakes!!!! 😮

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in FOOD, photography


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8 responses to “From our kitchen to yours: Paloma Cocktail & Margarita Cupcakes!

  1. Madhu

    May 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    The Paloma sounds like just the thing for our 43 degree furnace right now!


  2. Ana Gaby

    May 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Love them both! I was looking for a margarita cupcake recipe, so thanks! As for the palomas, I love them! Sprite is a great subsitute!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

      And Sprite works very well! Gotta be resourceful, right? Thanks for checking it out, Ana Gabi! 😮


  3. Gilly Gee

    May 20, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Hahaha I can’t imagine they would last long!


  4. catbirdinoman

    May 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

    It all looks so delicious! Can I join you? 🙂



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