A Paloma is a classic fruity tequila cocktail perfect for summer happy hours! Make this delicious drink low carb and low calorie with this adapted version!
There’s something about summer that makes me want to drink a cocktail! All winter long I opt for red wine but as soon as the weather breaks it’s time to open up the bar. My current cocktail of choice is the Paloma cocktail, a popular and easy to make grapefruit and tequila cocktail that originated in Mexico. (Paloma is Spanish for dove.) This is my absolute favorite Paloma cocktail recipe because it’s only 3 ingredients, low carb, and incredibly refreshing!
Many Paloma recipes call for grapefruit juice but I am currently eating low carb so I prefer to make mine with grapefruit flavored soda water. (La Croix is a favorite but there are many to choose from in the grocery store.)Print
The Paloma is a refreshing and easy to make tequila and grapefruit cocktail recipe that originated in Mexico. Low carb, sugar-free, skinny cocktail.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: none
- Cuisine: mexican
- 2 ounces top-shelf tequila
- juice of half a lime
- grapefruit flavored soda water to top off (about 1/2 cup)
- Fill a collins glass with ice.
- Pour tequila and lime juice over the ice and top off with grapefruit soda water.
- Garnish with lime wedge.
Glass rim can be salted if desired.
Keywords: paloma, cocktail
I prefer to make this cocktail with Patron Silver but any top-shelf tequila will work. I love the mix of tart and sweetness this cocktail delivers!
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