Vickie Parks


This is a popular tequila and grapefruit cocktail from Mexico. There are a lot of different versions of this cocktail, but I really like it with the grapefruit soda because it's so refreshing. But I'm looking forward to trying it again (and again) using fresh grapefruit juice.


★★★★★ 3 votes

5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • ·
    salt, for rim
  • 2 1/2 oz
  • 1 squeeze
    lime juice
  • 6 oz
    ruby red (pink) grapfruit juice or grapefruit soda (like fresca, squirt, or jarritos)
  • 1
    lime wedge, for garnish
  • 1 c
    ice cubes

How to Make Paloma


  1. Turn highball glass upside down and dip rim in water to moisten rim. Then dip rim in salt to coat rim with salt crystals.
  2. Add ice to highball glass. Add tequila and lime juice, then top with grapefruit juice or soda. Stir.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of lime, and serve.

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About Paloma

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Carb

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