Paloma Cocktail

Posted on August 5, 2013 in Drinks, Recipes | 0 comments

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This is summer love… right here, right now!

This cocktail is my new summer love. My go to drink that says, “Hey, summer is here!”

It is just sooo refreshing and satisfying! The combination of fresh lime, grapefruit, tequila, and flavored soda will leave a lasting impression and will leave you wanting more.

At the beginning of summer I had a fling with this cocktail. I was able to play around with this drink a few times before the Ohio weather went wacky. There was a span when grey skies and a lot of rain were running the show here in Northeastern Ohio. Today, summer is back in all its glory, blue skies and blazing sunshine with a slight breeze,  and Paloma sits on rocks waiting for my visit 🙂 It is truly like sunshine in a glass.

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The fresh lime juice is tart and flirty. Another layer and depth of citrus is mixed in after the fresh grapefruit is squeezed – a slow dance if you will – a “lets see how we move together phase.” Once the tequila is poured we are now having a par-tay!

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There are two sites (see below) that capture this cocktail beautifully. I tried both versions and while they were both good, I decided to combine them and create the best flavors from both recipes. The “I wonder” itch got me again. I just had to blend. Honestly, I haven’t dabbled in liquor cocktails too much, other than a fresh margarita and mojito in the past. I find myself loving the idea of mixing and creating more with drink recipes. It’s more of a knowledge or understanding I crave than the actual taste. Although, the tastes are very nice and refreshing 🙂

Cheers to my (and soon yours!) new romance in a glass!



2 oz. tequila

half of a fresh lime

half of a fresh grapefruit

2 oz of grapefruit soda (I used Izze brand)

sliced lime for garnish



Combine all ingredients in a glass, add a few ice cubes, and give a stir.

Adapted from CamilleStyles and Michael Ruhlman


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