Chamomile Citrus Paloma

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Let’s talk cocktails! Specifically cocktails that are inspired by tequila, because, well.. (duh!) and laced with the essence of edible flowers.  Oh yeah, we went there – Chamomile Citrus Paloma coming right at ya!

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Look, it’s a known fact that I am obsessed with all things citrus based and spiked with tequila. However, I didn’t realize how head over heels in love I was going to fall for the chamomile citrus simple syrup that Vigor + Sage and I concocted for our new blog series inspired by edible flowers. Did you check out all of that chamomile deliciousness last week?

 Chamomile Citrus Paloma recipe by @beardandbonnet on

A few weeks ago we spent a few days in Palm Springs in this killer pool house. We grilled every day, we hiked, we sat in the hot tub, we shopped for treasures and we mixed drinks like nobody’s business! I love paloma’s with their fresh grapefruit juice and salty rims, but when you hit them with a little of the chamomile and citrus simple syrup they are elevated to a whole new level of tasty!

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So, get your bathing suit and your poolside manner ready – it’s Paloma time! Also, holy crap – I’m in my bathing suit on the internet…never saw that coming! 

Chamomile Citrus Paloma recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Chamomile Citrus Paloma

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 drink


to garnish

  • kosher salt for rimming glass
  • thin grapefruit wheel
  • thin lime wheel

for the cocktail


  1. Place the kosher salt onto a small shallow dish. Rub a slice of grapefruit around the rim of the glass then roll the glass in the kosher salt. Place the grapefruit and lime wheels against the inside of the glass and fill with crushed ice.
  2. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, chamomile citrus simple syrup, tequila and club soda to the glass. Stir to combine and serve immediately.




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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.