The Paloma Cocktail

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Recipe: #37727

November 13, 2021

"Uses squirt soda this is the rum and coke of the southwest and Mexico"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (368.5 g)
  • Calories 999.9
  • Total Fat - 17 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 61.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1522.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 193.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 22.5 g
  • Calcium - 275.6 mg
  • Iron - 9.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put ice in tall glass

Step 2

Pour tequila over ice (the amount you like)

Step 3

Then add soda


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the grapefruit soda, look for one that is made with real juice and has a lower amount of sugar.
  • When selecting the tequila, try to find a 100% agave tequila for the best flavor.

  • Substitute sparkling water for grapefruit soda to reduce sugar intake. The benefit of this substitution is that it will help to cut down on sugar and calories, while still providing a refreshing and flavorful drink.
  • Substitute vodka for tequila to create a different flavor profile. The benefit of this substitution is that it will provide a different flavor to the cocktail that may be more palatable to some people.

Tequila Sunrise Paloma Put ice in tall glass, pour tequila over ice, then add equal parts orange juice and grapefruit soda. Top with a splash of grenadine.

Mexican Street Corn: This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Paloma cocktail. It is made with fresh corn, mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice, and it adds a spicy yet refreshing flavor to the drink.

Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp: This spicy and flavorful dish is the perfect complement to the Mexican Street Corn. It is made with fresh shrimp, chili powder, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, and it adds a zesty and savory flavor to the meal. The shrimp also pairs well with the Paloma cocktail, making it a great addition to the meal.


Q: Is grapefruit soda necessary for this recipe?

A: Yes, grapefruit soda is necessary for this recipe. It's what gives the Paloma its unique flavor.

Q: How long does it take to make a Paloma?

A: The Paloma cocktail can be made in just a few minutes. All you need to do is combine the ingredients and stir. The longest part is gathering the ingredients.

1 Reviews


I LOVE Palomas and this is an easy, quick way to have one. I didn't read the intro stating to use Squirt AND I misread the ingredient thinking it called for grapefruit sparkling that is what I'm drinking. But I'm not mad about it because it's still delicious! Thank you!


review by:
(8 Jan 2023)

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Fun facts:

The Paloma Cocktail has been a favorite of Mexican celebrities for decades. It is often referred to as the "national drink of Mexico" and is said to have been invented by a bartender in the 1950s.

The Paloma Cocktail has been referenced in many popular songs, such as "Tequila Sunrise" by the Eagles and "Paloma Negra" by Chavela Vargas.