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A Refreshing Classic: The Paloma Cocktail

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The Paloma is a timeless cocktail that embodies the essence of Mexican flavors and the spirit of celebration. With its crisp and invigorating blend of tequila, grapefruit, and lime, it’s a drink that’s perfect for a sunny afternoon on the patio or a lively evening with friends. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the history of the Paloma, explore the preparation process, and provide you with a step-by-step guide to crafting this delightful cocktail. Get ready to sip on a taste of Mexico!


prep time
5 minutes.
cooking time
none for Paloma.
1 cocktail.
total time
5 minutes.


  • Highball glass

  • Cocktail shaker or mixing glass

  • Jigger or measuring cups

  • Citrus juicer or reamer

  • Bar spoon

  • Ice scoop or tongs

  • Cutting board and knife for garnish


  • 2 oz (60 ml) of high-quality Tequila (preferably blanco or reposado)

  • 1 oz (30 ml) of freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 4 oz (120 ml) of grapefruit soda (Squirt or Jarritos are popular choices)

  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) of simple syrup (adjust to taste)

  • A pinch of salt (optional)

  • Ice cubes

  • Fresh grapefruit or lime wedges for garnish


Chill your glass.
Prepare your citrus.
Combine ingredients.
Add the grapefruit soda.
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