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Cocktail garnished with a lime wheel and grapefruit wedge.

Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma Cocktail is an easy and refreshing tequila cocktail! This version is made with grapefruit soda, keeping it extra easy!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 168kcal


  • Collins Glass
  • Square Ice Cubes
  • Bar Spoon


  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 ounce grapefruit liqueur optional
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces grapefruit soda
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • grapefruit wedge for garnish
  • kosher salt optional, for rim


  • If salting the rim, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in salt.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Add tequila, grapefruit liqueur and lime juice. Stir briefly.
  • Add lime wheel and top with grapefruit soda.
  • Add grapefruit wedge for garnish.



Using the grapefruit liqueur is totally optional, I just happened to have some.  I used Giffard's Créme de Pamplemousse.
Rimming the glass with salt is optional - I like to use Himalayan Pink Salt. 


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 2mg