Grapefruit bursts to life in this Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Hot summer days are here. The Paloma cocktail delivers a refreshing burst of citrus before that punch of tequila hits your palette and goes straight to your toes.

While visiting Hacienda Petac earlier this summer, I was able to sample a number of cocktails, including a fabulous mojito, that the incredibly talented staff crafted on a daily basis for us. The Paloma (“dove” in english) was a tequila lovers dream.

The bright citrus flavors from the grapefruit and lime juice are sweetened up a bit by agave, before mingling in the glass with a bit of tequila to wind down after a day of exploring the sights around Merida, Mexico.

This drink is so easy, and definitely one for tequila lovers to try out before winter takes over.

Paloma cocktail recipeMaterials

Paloma Ingredients

  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz agave
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz patron tequila
  • Ice cubes or large chunks of ice

Paloma cocktailInstructions

Put ice cubes in cocktail shakers and add in all ingredients. Shake vigorously. Ring your glass with a lime and dip in salt. Pour cocktail mixture into glass. Twist a grapefruit peel over the glass so you release the oil before putting the twist on the side of the glass or in the drink.


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