Ah, the Paloma Cocktail, a true work of art that effortlessly fuses the vibrancy of grapefruit with the spirited soul of tequila. It’s a libation that dares to captivate your senses, transporting you to a world where flavors sing and glasses clink with pure delight. The Paloma’s secret weapon? Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. The bright, zesty notes come alive, ensuring a taste sensation that’s simply divine. But remember the spirit that sets this cocktail apart – blanco tequila. Its smooth character and subtle complexities intertwine with the grapefruit, elevating each sip to pure bliss. One sip, and you’ll find yourself lost in a sea of tequila-fueled tranquility.

Paloma Cocktail


4 oz. soda water
1½ oz. blanco tequila
½ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Grapefruit slice
Kosher salt


  1. Fill the cocktail glass two-thirds full with ice.
  2. Slowly pour approximately 2 oz. of soda water into the glass, filling it about one-third full.
  3. Add 1½ oz. of blanco tequila, ½ oz. of lime juice, ¼ oz. of grapefruit juice, and a pinch of kosher salt.
  4. Top up the glass with the remaining soda water and gently stir.
  5. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Story, Recipe, and Styling by Gabe Gomez / Photography by Tira Howard 

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