Gourmet Veggie Mama


I first spied a Paloma on the menu of a Mexican restaurant in my mom’s neighborhood, where we had stopped for an early dinner with Nora. It seemed like a nice change from my normal habit of ordering a margarita with Mexican food, so I gave it a shot.

I knew right then that I’d have to try to make my own version, and it turned out to be really simple. I am a convert.


Sure, I still love a good margarita, but the Paloma is a nice, light alternative. It’s mellow where you might accuse a margarita of being overly sweet. This drink allows the tequila to really take center stage, so make sure to use a good one.

Based on this recipe from CHOW

1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave reposado tequila
Juice of 1/2 medium lime
Grapefruit-flavored soda*

Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice. Add the tequila and lime juice, and top off with soda.

* I used Central Market’s grapefruit Italian soda, but you could use Squirt or Fresca, too. Just in case you are indecisive, check out this taste test!

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7 Thoughts on “Paloma

  1. Oooh! I knew about the Zumba dance by this name. Now I know where the dance came from. It sounds wonderful.
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  2. PS I love your dragonfly glass.
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  3. This sounds amazing! I love to try new tequila drinks. Thanks for sharing!

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