Paloma (cocktail)

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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

lime wedge

Standard drinkware
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Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • One part tequila
  • Three parts grapefruit soda
Preparation Stir 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. This drink also has the option of adding salt to the rim of the glass.

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