Bright and refreshing, a Paloma Cocktail is a cooling sip in the summer and a fun cocktail for the holiday season! This Paloma Recipe is a great go-to cocktail for your next party or a relaxing evening!
Are you enjoying the end of a lazy long weekend? With all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving over and done with I confess I’ve barely been in the kitchen since!
We had everyone over to the house on Sunday, picked at leftovers throughout the week and zipped up to my brother’s house on Thursday for T-Day. We made it home on Friday, but not without a trip to Magnolia Orchard first! Thanksgiving usually signifies the opening which means Mandarin Jam is right around the corner, mmmm!
I thought after all of the crazy that is Thanksgiving we’d all be laying low by today, right? Well, this is definitely the time to share my new Paloma Cocktail Recipe!
I was introduced to this cocktail by my friend Marye. One night we went out to eat at the Red Iguana and she suggested this cocktail. It is a super fun, an easy sip and I wanted to share it with you!
What is in a Paloma cocktail?
Served on the rocks, a Paloma Recipe includes tequila, grapefruit soda and citrus. You can add more ingredients; I garnished my drink with a slice of blood orange and some pomegranate arils – ’tis the season, right?
If it’s summertime just omit the pomegranate seeds!
Grocery List for Paloma Cocktail Recipe
- grapefruit soda – options include Fresca, Squirt
- blood orange
- pomegranate arils (optional)
If you’re looking for a substitute for grapefruit soda, you can use club soda and grapefruit with a twist of lime and simple sugar, but my theory is if you can make it just as delicious with fewer ingredients and less work? Cheers! 😜
How do you make a Paloma?
It’s so easy! I know you’ll love this tasty sip! Just fill your glass with ice, add a shot of tequila and top it off with Fresca or your favorite grapefruit soda. Finish it off with a squeeze of blood orange and spoonful of pomegranate arils! Serve and sip!
How easy is that?
What drinks are made with tequila?
Where did the Paloma drink originate?
Great question! Apparently, no one knows the answer! 🤷 As I write posts now, I try to share a little knowledge as I go, but not today. The origins of this cocktail are unknown. But don’t worry; take a sip and you’ll realize a little mystery is a good thing!
Paloma Cocktail Recipe
Eek, I can’t find blood oranges!!!
Don’t run from store-to-store in search of blood oranges if you can’t find them. Check your grocery store for canned blood orange juice. Can’t find that substitute pink grapefruit – that is readily available and will give a delicious tang to this tasty sip!
Don’t be shy, ain’t nobody gonna judge when you’re digging those pomegranate arils out of the bottom of the glass! After soaking up all that goodness they are tasty!!!
How do I drink tequila?
A good tequila is a delicious sip. This is a definitely a time when you get what you pay for! I enjoy Nosotros Gold Tequila for sipping and for the Paloma Recipe, Legado is a great tequila for blending. Tequila has its own distinct flavor!
Do your research on the internet and then when you’re ready to purchase, here’s what I recommend. Dan and I went to Total Wines and More and spoke with one of the experts. That gave us a great idea of flavor profiles and what worked for our budget. This is something I’d highly recommend if you are interested in learning more about tequila.
More fun cocktails and sips from the blog;
- Lemon Drop Martini
- Crock Pot Hot Chocolate with Confetti
- Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour
- Mango Madness Mocktail
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Cocktail Glass – here’s a great set of cocktail glasses! The tall glass is what you’re looking for when making a Paloma. It’s affordable too, which makes this a great choice!
I’ve love to see your party pictures when you enjoy this delicious cocktail! Tag me at #bowlmeover or on Instagram with @bowl_me_over! I love to see your tasty creations!!
Paloma Cocktail Recipe
- 1 part tequila
- 2 parts grapefruit soda
- 1/2 blood orange cut into wedges
- 1 tbsp pomegranate arils optional
- Add several ice cubes to a tall cocktail glass.
- Add a shot of tequila and top with grapefruit soda.
- Finish by squeezing a couple wedges of blood orange into the cocktail and give it a stir.
- Top with additional slices of oranges and pomegranate arils. Sip and enjoy!