Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Vodka Cocktails


Palomita cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

"Paloma" means “dove” in Spanish, which then means this drink’s name translates to “little dove.” This Paloma interpretation from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's now-shuttered modern taco restaurant and bar Salvation Taco swaps in vodka for tequila and adds a rim of vanilla-flecked salt but otherwise leaves the original intact.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Jarritos grapefruit soda, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: vanilla-flecked salt rim
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Rim a Collins glass with vanilla-flecked salt.

  2. Add the vodka and lime juice to a shaker with ice and shake.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.

  4. Top with the soda.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.