Paloma Tequila Cocktail Recipe

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Enjoy the fruity and tangy taste of Mexico’s popular cocktail drink with our simple but refreshing Paloma recipe! This classic Mexican drink combines the sharp flavors of citrus fruits like lime and grapefruit with the strong taste of tequila. Sorry, kids. This drink is for adults only!

How To Make Paloma Tequila Cocktail

The tangy flavors of citrus fruits and strong taste of tequila will definitely make the night more exciting! This Paloma cocktail recipe is definitely one you shouldn’t miss.

Preparation Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
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For Paloma:

  • 1 tbsp lime juice, fresh
  • ½ cup grapefruit soda
  • 4 tbsp tequila, blanco or reposado, or mescal

For Garnish:

  • 1 grapefruit wedge, (optional)
  • Salt, for rim (optional)


  1. If you prefer to have salt on the rim of your glass, first pour the salt on a small plate. Wet the rim of a highball glass using the grapefruit wedge. Then, dip the rim of the glass in the plate of salt.

  2. Fill the glass with the desired amount of ice.

  3. Add the lime juice and tequila and stir.

  4. Top with the grapefruit soda, then garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have any grapefruit soda available, you can simply replace this ingredient with 4 tbsp of fresh grapefruit juice and club soda per drink!

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  • Calcium: 56mg
  • Calories: 304kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 537mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Vitamin A: 2944IU
  • Vitamin C: 116mg
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