Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Invented in Mexico in the late 18th century, the paloma is a very popular tequila cocktail. Drinking tequila guacamole is still a Mexican favorite as well as one of the best ways to highlight the spirit. A paloma is a Spanish word for a dove, so this sparkling grapefruit kick is a fun name for it. No one is sure who is to be credited with this refreshing cockail but when it comes to folk songs from the early 1860s, it’s called “La Paloma.”. There is no Paloma recipe without tequila and grapefruit: they are two of the ingredients. The pairing is spectacular, with citrus notes and a touch of fizz adding a little extra. Jarritos Toronja has traditionally been the brand of choice for grapefruit soda. Especially if you shop online or at markets where international foods are sold, it’s easy to find this Mexican soda.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Paloma Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Paloma Cocktail Recipe is 183 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Paloma Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Salt Plate


  • Collins Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Slice of lime for optional rim Coarse salt for optional rim
  • 2 oz. white or reposado tequila
  • 1/4 to / 2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
  • 4 oz. grapefruit soda

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Fill a collins glass with ice, add the tequila and lime juice, and then top off with grapefruit soda.
  • If you desire, rim the glass with salt.
  • To do so, start by wetting the rim with lime and rolling it in salt.
  • Top it off with grapefruit soda and enjoy.

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4.86 (2293 votes)