Cocktail Series: Paloma

Tequila , grapefruit, and lime juice. What more could you want from a refreshing drink that is perfect for the spring and summer seasons? If you’re looking for a cocktail with three main ingredients that won’t take up too much space on your ever-growing bar cart, then look no further than the Paloma. As we know from our previous cocktail series features, there are few cocktails with a definitive and undisputed origin story. One of the more well-known credits for the Paloma goes to Don Javier Delgado Corona. Corona ran the bar, La Capilla, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and is also known for creating the Batanga, which is a tequila-based drink mixed with Coke and lime juice. You could also thank destiny for the creation of this pink drink; grapefruit soda production was growing in the 1950s and naturally, was eventually mixed with tequila. Add some lime and salt, and the Paloma was born. Grab the tequila, a lime, salt, your favorite Grapefruit soda, and serve on the rocks. Some recipes call for grapefruit juice as well, but we’ll leave that decision up to you. Don’t forget to add a slice of grapefruit for garnish. Fun fact: if you’re not a fan of tequila, you can make the drink with gin or vodka, and you’ll have created another cocktail known as the Greyhound. Make sure to post all your Paloma pictures on Delectable!

Tequila Ocho

La Loma Tequila Plata

❤️ Best Blanco out there — 3 years ago

Severn, Bryan and 7 others liked this

St. George Spirits

Green Chile Vodka

Really enjoyed it on the rocks. Also recommended by friend to mix one part vodka with two parts silver tequila, grapefruit juice and club soda over ice for a refreshing take on a Paloma! — 5 years ago

Casa Dragones

San Miguel De Allende Joven Sipping Tequila Pure Agave Azul

Shay A

Kicking off wedding weekend for @Cody Cotten !

Myself and the other best man are really enjoying this...hands down, the BEST tequila I've ever tasted. So incredibly pure. No burn to be found on this. Unreal.
— 7 years ago

Luke Thacker
with Luke
Shawn, Severn and 15 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Then actually I did have Cloonys tequila, its much cheaper than this one which explains why I didn't like the Casa Amigos, big time burn on that blanco.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

The only tequila that doesn't give me massive heartburn. Not cheap, but worth the money IMO!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not cheap is right up my alley,

Mezcal Union

El Viejo Agave

Perfect balance of smoke and spice - made a Paloma and it was awesome but it’s a sipping mezcal — 4 years ago

Eric, David and 1 other liked this

Casa Dragones

San Miguel De Allende Joven Tequila

Freshly sqeezed organic grapefruit and great tequila😄😄😄 — 6 years ago

P, Shawn and 16 others liked this
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Nothing better!

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Fantastic stuff!

Tequila Ocho

El Puertecito Tequila Plata 2014

Very pretty, grower/producer/ family owned estate, vanilla and agave spice. Reposado. — 8 years ago


Blanco Tequila Agave

Quarantine elixir — 4 years ago

Paul, David and 2 others liked this


Blanco Tequila

Very good Tequila, perfect for sipping. A hint of mescal style smoky notes. — 5 years ago

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Jim Chen

Jim Chen

Have you tried the anejo?

Casa Dragones

San Miguel De Allende Tequila Blanco

Casa Dragones Blanco. Nom 1489. Clean and smooth. Very floral mid palate. 5-28-2015 — 8 years ago