Highball Week: the Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Posted on May 17, 2016

Highball Week: the Paloma Cocktail Recipe

The Paloma is the Margarita’s highball cousin. With citrus, lime, and a little bit of salt, it’s the perfect refresher on a scorching hot day. While recipes usually call for Squirt or Fresca, we like to keep it on the lighter side with an Italian grapefruit soda, like San Pellegrino. It’s a little tricky rimming the glass with salt, since you build the drink in the glass, but we don’t want to go without; so we just add a pinch to the drink instead.

The Paloma Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 oz silver tequila (el Jimador is our favorite)
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 oz Italian grapefruit soda
  • grapefruit slice (for garnish)


  • Add tequila, lime, and salt to a highball glass and stir to mix.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Top with grapefruit soda.
  • Garnish with grapefruit.

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