Trust us, you’re going to love this. The Paloma is the perfect, refreshing cocktail for summer. Whether you’re sipping it after a long work day or by the pool with your friends, this tangy concoction is just what you need to beat the heat and get buzzed. Not a fan of grapefruits? Not to worry, many friends of the Paloma will tell you they aren’t either. Tequila has the power to change everything.
SERVINGS: MAKES 1
1 grapefruit wedge
¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar (or agave)
¼ cup tequila
¼ cup club soda
Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add tequila, ice, and top off with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
Once you’ve become obsessed with the classic Paloma as much as we are, try one of these versions.
7 Variations of The Paloma To Try…
Gwenyth makes her version heavy on the lime juice. Get to squeezing.
We already know Jalapenos pair perfectly with tequila, so try this version for spice.
Flex your mixology skills with this strawberry chamomile Paloma from Half Baked Harvest.
If grapefruit still isn’t your taste, try this version with Pineapple.
Adding a salted rim with chili sugar gives this cocktail some pizzazz without straying too far from the original.
PALOMAS WITH SALTY CHILI SUGAR
This is a wintry twist on this summer cocktail. More proof that tequila is your 24-7 friend.
ROSEMARY PALOMAS WITH GRAPEFRUIT SALT RIMS
Waiting on Martha’s classic version, hold the soda.