How to Make a Paloma

How to Cocktail: The Paloma

San Francisco bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to mix up a traditional Paloma. This refreshing tequila cocktail is simple to make and a favorite in Mexico.


  • 2 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Half a lime
  • Grapefruit Soda, such as Jarritos or Squirt

Fill a highball glass with ice and add the tequila and salt. Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop into the drink. Fill with grapefruit soda.

Discussion (2)

  • bongodriver posted 4 weeks ago

    Try fresh grapefruit juice and sparkling water in a 1:2 ratio instead of Squirt, salt half the rim. I will also use 1/4 oz of maraschino liquer (Luxardo). Great summer drink either way.

  • sforwardhotmailcom1347040176 posted 7 months ago

    I have introduced the Paloma to many friends. This is my signature cocktail!

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