Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
Soon after I learned about this cocktail, I brought the ingredients to a family dinner at my parents'. The next time we got together, my dad had the fixings set out and ready to go. —Ian Cliffe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Paloma Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit soda or sparkling peach citrus soda
  • Lime wedge


  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, combine salt, tequila and lime juice. Top with soda. Garnish with lime.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This summer-perfect cocktail is refreshing without being too sweet.
  • Not sure where to find grapefruit soda? Two of the easiest to find are Fresca (the original flavor is grapefruit) and Jarritos (often found in the ethnic foods aisle). Other brands to try: Izze, Sanpellegrino, Ting and Whole Foods' pink grapefruit.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 148 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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