Ah, the Paloma! That other favorite tequila cocktail. A refreshing combo of Tequila, Grapefruit, and lime.

I first enjoyed a Paloma cocktail whilst on vacation in San Diego. Paired with a couple of jicama tacos, it was the perfect moment of delight.

Paloma Cocktail

Since National Tequila Day will be quickly upon us, July 24th, I decided some Paloma's were in order.

Traditionally Palomas require Grapefruit Soda. (I've also made them using fresh grapefruit juice and club soda.) I decided to switch things up with a salt and cayenne pepper rim. Sometimes a girl requires a little spice in her life!

Paloma with Tres Generaciones®



1.5 ounces Tequila Blanco

.5 ounce lime juice

Grapefruit Soda

Optional: Salt and cayenne rim


1. Combine tequila and lime juice in a glass. (Salt rim optional)

2. Add ice and top with Grapefruit Soda.

3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

4. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Juice option: Add 2 ounces grapefruit juice and top with club soda.


A sample of both Tres Generaciones Tequila and Bundaberg Sparkling Pink Grapefruit were received for this post.