Paloma Cocktail


The Paloma is a bit like a Salty Dog except we’re switching out the vodka for tequila, adding a little sweetener, and topping the drink with a grapefruit soda. With a little extra carbonation, this drink is perfect to sip on!


2 ounces – Gold Tequila

2 ounce – Fresh-squeezed Pink Grapefruit

1/2 once – Fresh-squeezed Lime

1/4 ounce – Agave Syrup

1 ounce – Grapefruit Soda (top with)

Kosher Salt or Coarse Sea Salt (optional)

Grapefruit or lime garnish (optional)

How to make a Paloma

To make your Paloma begin by juicing your grapefruit and lime. I typically use a juicer if I’m juicing more than a few grapefruits. A citrus squeezer is perfect for limes.


Once your grapefruit and lime juices are ready, set them aside and salt the rim of your glass with salt. Use a lime wedge to rub the lime juice around the edge of the glass. Pour some kosher salt on a small plate then rub the top of the glass against the salt so that it sticks.

Place your glass aside and start assembling your cocktail. Measure out your silver tequila and pour it into your cocktail shaker. Then add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave nectar. Last, add ice so that there’s just a little more ice than liquid.

Give your cocktail a quick shake for about 5 seconds. Use your strainer to pour the liquid into your glass. Add fresh ice and top with about an ounce of grapefruit soda. You can also garnish it with a quarter wheel of grapefruit or a lime wheel.

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