Paloma (cocktail)

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Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnishlime wedge
Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • One part tequila
  • Three parts grapefruit soda
PreparationStir together and serve over ice.

The paloma (Spanish for "dove") is a tequila-based cocktail. This drink is 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. Adding salt to the rim of the glass is also an option.

This drink is very easy to prepare, it can even be found in soda cans. This drink is very popular all over Mexico.

Alternatively, the grapefruit soda can be replaced with fresh white or red grapefruit juice (jugo de toronja), club soda (sugar optional), and fresh-squeezed lime juice.

See also[edit]


  • Paloma, The Washington Post, August 20, 2008