The Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing Mexican cocktail with grapefruit juice and tequila! Similar to a margarita but with a sweet tart twist of grapefruit.
The Paloma is a tequila-based cocktail, prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit juice and served over ice with a lime or grapefruit wedge. The glass may be rimmed with salt or sugar – or in this recipe a combination of the two.
THE PALOMA COCKTAIL RECIPE
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 grapefruit
- ¼ cup tequila
- ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- ¼ cup club soda
- grapefruit wedge for garnish
Sprinkle sugar and salt on a small plate, gently combine, cut grapefruit in half, rubbing outer edge of cocktail glass with grapefruit to wet, rub rim of glass in the sugar salt mixture.
In a cocktail shaker combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup over ice. Shake to combine. Pour over ice into cocktail glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Makes one cocktail.
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25 Replies to “The Paloma Cocktail Recipe”
I am a big grapefruit fan, preferring tart to sweet in my cocktails – I will have to try this one soon – this weekend it will be sunny and warm, perfect for a refreshing cocktail like this – cheers!
Kristina – it is perfect for a warm day! Let me know what you think!!
This cocktail sounds so refreshing.
Thank you Christine! It is! And I am not usually a fan of tequila but here it totally works!
This looks absolutely FABULOUS. I’m adding this to taco night tonight for one heckuvah Cinco de Mayo!
Erica _ you go girl!!
Oh this sounds yummy! I’m not usually a big fan of grapefruit but I totally think I could handle this! Especially with the tequila!! What a great recipe! If you’re interested, I’m doing a link up today and every Thursday called Thursty Thursday. I would love it if you stopped by and linked this up!! Cheers!!
Thursty Thursday sounds right up my alley! Heading over now! Thanks Kristin.
I’ve been trying to up my cocktail game and this looks like the perfect way to begin! I love the combination of grapefruit and lime – so refreshing in the warmer months.
It is SO easy and really tasty. And to be honest… I am not usually a Tequila fan and I REALLY liked this cocktail.
Definitely will be trying this. I went to a wedding in Mexico last year and tried this – my mom loved them so would be great to get a recipe down that I can make for her! Love your videos too. That is something we want to start on our blog, so I love seeing other blogs with videos!
Allison – thank you for the kind words. I am working on doing more videos this year. At least one a week, I have progress each time!
This looks amazing…I’m definitely on board with making one of these. I’m ready to lounge by the pool with one of these. Too bad its still so cold here! 🙁 But I’m pinning because the warmer weather is going to be here soon!
Oh -Michelle, sorry to say it’s still chilly where you are. You should have a batch, close your eyes, turn up the heat and pretend!
This is just perfect for those warm spring days! Totally pinning this!
WOOWEE!! NICE! I can totally feel this now.
I tried a Paloma cocktail at a restaurant recently and loved it! I have been wanting to try making drinks at home. When I move later this year I hope to set up a little home bar area. I’ll have to give this drink a try when I do!
Jenna – I can’t wait to see your home bar!! You are going to love it!
Oh man does that look tasty! Makes me miss summer!
Actually Citrus is at it’s peak in the winter…. and it’s 5:00 somewhere!
I’m usually a beer and wine kind of gal but this cocktail is so pretty and grapefruit is my favorite juice. Will have to give it a try – thanks for the recipe!
Brenda – I am usually the same but I have to say this one is really tasty!!
OH YES PLEASE!!!!! Looks delish…can’t wait to make it.
Great cocktail and a nice alternative to a margarita. I like your suggestion of rimming the glass with sugar and salt. I must try that! Cheers!
Christina – I’m not usually a tequila drinker but the fresh grapefruit juice makes it so tasty I might become one!