There’s something about summer that makes me want to drink a cocktail. All winter long I opt for red wine but as soon as the weather breaks it’s time to open up the bar! My current cocktail of choice is the Paloma, a popular and easy to make grapefruit and tequila cocktail that originated in Mexico. (Paloma is Spanish for dove.) This is my absolute favorite Paloma cocktail recipe because it’s only 3 ingredients, low carb, and incredibly refreshing!
Many Paloma recipes call for grapefruit juice but I am currently eating low carb so I prefer to make mine with grapefruit flavored soda water. (La Croix is a favorite but there are many to choose from in the grocery store.)Print
Paloma Cocktail Recipe
The Paloma is a refreshing and easy to make tequila and grapefruit cocktail recipe that originated in Mexico. Low carb, sugar free, skinny cocktail.
2 ounces top-shelf tequila
juice of half a lime
grapefruit flavored soda water to top off (about 1/2 cup)
Fill a collins glass with ice. Pour tequila and lime juice over the ice and top off with grapefruit soda water. Garnish with lime wedge. Glass rim can be salted if desired.
I prefer to make this cocktail with Patron Silver but any top-shelf tequila will work. I love the mix of tart and sweetness this cocktail delivers!
Have you given the Paloma cocktail a try?