Paloma Cocktail

Jennifer Friddell  // Savor Your Saturday


February 8  

My husband’s favorite cocktail is a Paloma. He was introduced to them while hosting exchange students from Guanajuato, Mexico, while we were in college. A Paloma makes a lovely St. Valentine’s Day drink for its pink hue and use of seasonal produce, and it works just as well for brunch as it does with fajitas for dinner. Paloma means “dove” in Spanish, so this recipe could be used for a confirmation or Pentecost celebration, as well.


  • 4 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice, strained
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons agave syrup, according to your preference
  • 4 ounces good-quality silver tequila
  • ice
  • club soda
  • lime wedges for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave syrup, and tequila. Add ice, shake, and pour into two glasses. Top with a generous splash of club soda and garnish with limes. Enjoy!

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