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two glasses filled with paloma and garnished with grapefruit slice.
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5 from 4 votes


This Paloma cocktail is definitely becoming the favorite drink of this summer! A refreshing combination of sweet and sour, with a fizzy flair and a gorgeous citrusy twist.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paloma, paloma cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 176kcal


  • 2 ounce tequila
  • 2 ounce grapefruit juice fresh
  • 2 ounce sparkling water such as Perrier or club soda
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ice


  • coarse salt for glass rim
  • grapefruit slices


  • Prepare the glass: Pour some coarse salt on a small plate. Rub a grapefruit wedge around the edge of the glass then dip it into the plate with salt.
  • Make the cocktail: Combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, lime juice and sugar in the glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with ice. Garnish with grapefruit slice or wedge.


  1. When making your cocktail, I recommend using freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. While you can definitely make it with a grapefruit flavored club soda, using real grapefruit juice will taste much better.
  2. If you have guests that prefer a nonalcoholic drink, you can make them this delicious summery drink without the tequila. It's refreshing and quite the party favorite.
  3. When ready to squeeze that grapefruit, roll de fruit on the counter before you cut it in order to break the membranes and have the juice ready for squeezing. Then cut in half and use one half to juice it and the other half to cut into slices for garnish.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg