Drink of The Weekend – May 31st -

- Paloma -

Welcome to the next edition of  the FANFOOD Drink of the Weekend. Every weekend we will provide you with recipes for great drinks that are perfect for your backyard BBQ, or at your next tailgate party.


This week it’s The Paloma


The paloma (Spanish for “dove”) is a tequila-based cocktail, most commonly prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit-flavored soda such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos and served on the rocks with a lime wedge. Optionally, the glass may also be rimmed with salt. But our version will replace the grapefruit soda with fresh white or red grapefruit juice (jugo de toronja), club soda (sugar optional), and fresh-squeezed lime juice.

The paloma is the most popular tequila-based cocktail in Mexico.

The first published recipe for The Paloma is attributed to Evan Harrison in a pamphlet entitled, “Popular Cocktails of The Rio Grande.” This cocktail is a tall, cool and not too sweet.




2 oz Tequila (blanco or reposado)
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
4-5 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 tsp Superfine Sugar
Big splash of Club Soda
1 pinch of Salt


Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, and superfine sugar in a glass; stir until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in tequila, add ice, and top off with splash of club soda.
Garnish with grapefruit wedge.




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