Tequila Paloma Cocktail
Tequila Paloma Cocktail is one of Mexico’s most popular drinks. Tequila is mixed with lime juice and grapefruit soda for a refreshing alternative to a traditional margarita.
Refreshing for a warm summer day, Cinco de Mayo or any fun celebration.
Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and this is the perfect, refreshing drink to serve for parties or lounging by the pool.This Paloma is so quick and easy to make and is prepared right in the glass. You can also prepare a pitcher and refrigerate.
The Paloma is one of my favorite drinks to enjoy all summer because it is so refreshing. This recipe has been on here since 2014 and I thought it was time to update the pictures and add a step-by-step video.
Invest in a good blanco/silver tequila. A good quality tequila is made with 100% agave, lesser priced ones are not and this results in headaches and just don’t taste good. I like to sip tequila, so it has to be good on its own and if it’s not good on its own it’s not going to make a mixed drink good either. Gold tequila will affect the color of the drink
The word is Latin for Palumbus, meaning female dove.
Salted rim: An option for a sweet/salty twist is to add a rim of salt to the glass. Just rub a wedge of grapefruit around the rim of the glass and dip in salt.
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19 Comments on “Tequila Paloma Cocktail”
It came out really good but it doesn’t look like your posted pics. Followed the ingredients to a tee. Mine came out more green like color. Could it be the type of grapefruit soda I used? Overall, this was simple and so easy to make.
Since the grapefruit soda is the primary liquid in the drink, it could have been that. Did you use clear tequila? The color of dark tequila could affect the color also.
Wonderfully refreshing and quite tastey
Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I’m happy you enjoyed the drink, it’s one of my favorites too.
I once went on a holiday to Mexico and they offered us Tequila Paloma Cocktail at the entrance of the hotel. It is such a refreshing drink, so that is why I want to learn to make it.
I love a hotel welcome drink. Enjoy Greg.
Pitchers of this went down very well for cinco de mayo. so good.
This is a great compliment, thank you
Interesting Choice! I have never tried Ixa but this recipe is a good reason to try it.
It’s the smoothest tequila I’ve ever had 🙂
I am in love with these!!
Thank you Michaela 🙂
oh wow…gorgeous!! This needs to be in my life! What time should I be over for cocktails?
Hi Renee, we usually start around 6pm. So see you then 🙂
Oh this looks refreshing! I’m not sure I have the patience to count to ten 😉
I know what you mean Sandra 🙂
It is 5:00 o’clock somewhere, so yes please. Love the flavor of grapefruit in a cocktail, never mind everything else. YUM!!
Thank you Tara 🙂