Paloma cocktail Recipe

I absolutely love pink grapefruit. The Paloma cocktail is a Mexican drink made with grapefruit soda and tequila. For this recipe, I used a combination of fresh grapefruit juice and pink grapefruit soda. A squeeze of a lime wedge balances out the sweetness.

Instead of coating the rim of the glass with salt, I used sugar. However, feel free to use salt if you prefer.

I like the Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Italian Soda from Whole Foods Market. For the tequila, use a silver or blanco tequila. I like the blanco tequila from Espolon, which is also available from Whole Foods Market, BevMo, or Binny’s Beverage Depot.

This drink is a great summer alternative to a margarita. Enjoy!

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2 Tbsfine or superfine sugar, for glass
1small grapefruit wedge, for glass
2 ozsilver tequila
1 ozfresh grapefruit juice
6 ozpink grapefruit soda
1lime, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Evenly spread sugar on a salad plate.
  2. Rub the rim of a highball or pint glass with the grapefruit wedge, and then dip it into the sugar mixture to coat the rim of the glass.
  3. Fill glass with ice and pour in tequila, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda.
  4. Squeeze the wedge from ¼ lime into glass.
  5. Serve immediately.

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