Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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Paloma Cocktail Recipe


Sweet, sour, a little bitter, and salty, it’s got all four taste groups, plus ice, bubbles, and alcohol; what’s not to like? The Paloma is a refreshing, easy-to-make cooler that combines tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Little is known about the historical origin of the Paloma, the most popular tequila-based cocktail in Mexico. Some believe that it is named after La Paloma (“The Dove”), the popular folk song composed in the early 1860s.

So what is the traditional paloma recipe? You've got tequila with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, mixed with a bit of lime juice and agave to round everything off. Truly delicious.

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 170 Calories


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Grapefruit soda, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: grapefruit wedge
  • Garnish: salt rim (optional)


    1. Rub a grapefruit wedge around the edge of a highball glass, and dip the rim in salt (optional).
    2. Add the tequila and lime juice to the glass, and fill with ice.
    3. Top with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly and gently to combine.
    4. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail