Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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Paloma Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Originating from the heart of Mexico, The Paloma, which translates to “dove” in Spanish, is a cocktail that balances the tart, sweet, and salty with the fresh agave flavours of tequila.

While the Margarita often steals the limelight when it comes to tequila-based drinks, the Paloma stands as a testament to the simplicity of cocktail making.


  • 2 oz (60 ml) tequila (preferably blanco or silver)
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) of fresh lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda (like Jarritos or Squirt) to top up
  • Salt (for the rim of the glass)
  • Ice cubes
  • Grapefruit or lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Prepare: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Salt: Salt the rim (optional).
  3. Pour: Pour the tequila & fresh lime juice into the glass.
  4. Mixer: Top up the glass with grapefruit soda & stir.
  5. Garnish: Add a slice of lime.
  6. Serve: Serve immediately and enjoy!


If you don’t have grapefruit soda on hand or prefer a fresher version, I sometimes make my Paloma with fresh grapefruit juice and club soda instead.

Also, if you like a little more salty kick, you can add a small pinch of salt to the cubes when preparing.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.3g

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