⏰ 3-5 Minutes 🍸 Classic 💰 Affordable 🏃‍♀️ Medium

This Paloma Cocktail Recipe is a mixture of Tequila with Grapefruit Juice. The Paloma is the cousin of the Margarita, featuring Tequila with Grapefruit instead of Lime! The Paloma is also a more flavourful drink than its other close relative, the Greyhound, which is a mixture of Grapefruit with Vodka or Gin.

The Paloma Cocktail (Spanish for “dove”) is a popular drink in Mexico. It is believed to be named after a popular folk song called “La Paloma” from the 1800’s.

📢 Notes:

🍸 If you like this recipe, then why not try out some of our Tequila based cocktail recipes.

🍬 This recipe includes Sugar Syrup. You can check out our simple How To Make Sugar Syrup recipe to make it from scratch.

Paloma Ingredients

  • 2 shots (50ml) x Tequila (We used Sierra Silver Tequila)
  • 1 shot (25ml) x Lime Juice
  • 1 shot (25ml) x Sugar Syrup
  • 2 & 1/2 shots (75ml) x Grapefruit Juice
  • Soda Water to top up

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

  1. To make the Paloma, start by rubbing the edge of the glass with the lime wedge and then dip the glass edge on to a plate of salt for that authentic; Tequila, lime & salt experience.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the Tequila, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup & Grapefruit Juice. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  3. Strain the mix into the glass, top up with Soda Water and serve with a wedge of grapefruit.
  4. Then Sip & Enjoy!

Tequila2 x shots (50ml)1.90£1.21
Lime Juice1 x shot (25ml)0.00£0.02
Sugar Syrup1 x shot (25ml)0.00£0.30
Grapefruit Juice2 & 1/2 x shots (75ml)0.00£0.09
Soda WaterTo Top Up0.00£0.03
225ml1.90£1.65 | $2.15* | €1.96*

*Based off open Open Exchange Rates from GBP total.