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How to Make a Paloma Cocktail?

Fri, Jan 20, 23  |  tequila cocktails

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

The Paloma cocktail is one of the most popular tequila-based drinks. This refreshing drink is perfect for summer, and it's easy to make at home. Here's everything you need to know about making a Paloma and impressing your friends with your mixology skills.

What You'll Need

To make a classic Paloma, you will need the following ingredients:

• 2 oz silver tequila

• 4 oz grapefruit juice (or grapefruit soda)

• 1/2 lime, freshly squeezed 

• A pinch of salt

• A splash of club soda or sparkling water (optional) 

• Ice cubes


1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. 

2. Add in the tequila and grapefruit juice (or grapefruit soda).

3. Squeeze in the juice from half a lime and add a pinch of salt.

4. Stir gently and top off with club soda or sparkling water if desired.

 5. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy! 

If you want to get creative with your Paloma recipe, there are lots of variations that you can try out.

For example, you could replace the grapefruit juice with orange juice or mango nectar for a tropical twist on this traditional Mexican cocktail. Or, swap out the silver tequila for mezcal for an even smokier flavor profile! Experimenting with different flavors is part of what makes making cocktails so much fun!


Making a Paloma cocktail is an easy way to enjoy delicious Tequila-based drinks at home! All you need are some basic ingredients and you'll be enjoying this classic Mexican beverage in no time!

Whether you prefer the classic recipe or like to experiment with different flavors, creating custom Palomas is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or happy hour event! So grab some fresh limes, pour yourself a glass of Tequila, and get ready to impress your friends with your newfound mixology skills! Cheers!

By Jason Zheng

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