Drink Recipes Description

The Paloma is a highball everyone should know: just mix tequila with grapefruit soda, lime juice, and maybe a pinch of salt. This variation on the classic is just a touch more complicated, but it pays off in flavor. The addition of fresh orange and grapefruit juice makes for a well-rounded sweet-tart cocktail that’s wonderfully bright and refreshing.


  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila, such as Don Julio
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice, from 1 small orange
  • 6 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, from 1 small pink grapefruit
  • 4 ounces grapefruit soda
  • Agave nectar to taste
  • Garnish: Lime wheel


  1. Fill a large glass mug with ice. Add salt, tequila, lime, orange, and grapefruit juice. Stir gently. Top off with grapefruit soda, add agave nectar to taste and garnish with lime wheel.