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Refreshing Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail 2

The Paloma is the most popular tequila based cocktail in Mexico and if you struggle to drink tequila cocktails this might just be the alternative. Its delightfully refreshing and sophisticated, complimenting spicy Mexican food perfectly.


½ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup tequila or mescal
2 tbsp. simple syrup*
½ cup club soda, divided

Paloma Cocktail 1


  • Rim 2 cocktail glasses with juice from a grapefruit wedge and dip in coarse salt.  Fill glasses with crushed ice.  Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and simple syrup in a liquid measuring cup or cocktail shaker.  Mix well to blend.
  • Pour ¼ cup of club soda into each cocktail glass.  Top each serving off with half of the cocktail mixture.  Garnish with grapefruit wedges, if desired.
  • *To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is fully dissolved.  Chill before using.  Use to sweeten coffee, cocktails, etc.

Amanda Causey, Prince William Living’s marketing director, is a photographer, crafter and blogger and owns Beau Monde Photos. She recently celebrated the release of her first e-cookbook, “Hey Y’all Let’s Eat!,” an interactive online collection of Causey’s recipes. Causey can be reached at [email protected]

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