Classic Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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Christina February 16, 2021

How To Make Classic Paloma Cocktail

Blend an easy boozy drink with this paloma cocktail. It’s a refreshing blend of tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda for some fizz.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking:
Total: 2 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1bottlegrapefruit soda,such as Squirt, chilled
  • 1½-2ozblanco tequila or mezcal
  • ¼-½ozfresh lime juice,depending on sweetness of soda
  • 2tbspcrunchy salt,or 1 lime wedge, for rimming, optional
  • 1lime wedge,for garnish, optional

For the Spicy Rimming Variation:

  • 1tbspsalt
  • ¼tspcayenne,or 1 tbsp Tajín

Instructions

  1. Add salt to a small plate. (For the spicy variation, mix cayenne or Tajín with the salt.) Rub lime wedge on the rim of the glass, then dip the rim in salt.

  2. Fill glass with ice. Add grapefruit soda to fill ⅓ of the way up. Let the bubbles settle, then pour in tequila and lime juice. Top with more grapefruit soda.

  3. Stir gently, garnish with a lime wedge, then serve immediately with extra grapefruit soda on the side.

  4. Squeeze lime wedge into the drink if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 76.52kcal
  • Fat: 0.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.52g
  • Fiber: 0.47g
  • Sugar: 0.67g
  • Protein: 0.23g
  • Sodium: 1898.05mg
  • Calcium: 46.01mg
  • Potassium: 66.71mg
  • Iron: 0.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.29mg
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