Oh yeah! This recipe is of the great grapefruit paloma cocktail! Did you know that paloma means dove in Spanish?
Well, it does, so stop questioning me! 😉
But what does the word dove have to do with the great grapefruit paloma cocktail, you ask?
I have no clue. Not a lot is known about the history of this beverage. Some say it is named after a song “La Paloma”, that was popular at the time it first appeared. Leave me a comment if you’re in the know!
I heard about the grapefruit paloma many years ago when . . . can you guess what I’m going to say? Say it with me: “When I worked at the Mexican restaurant.” 🙂
I had never heard of this drink before that. The customer who ordered it, told me what it was. He told me that it contained white tequila and grapefruit soda, like the brands Squirt, Izze and Fresca.
Now, we didn’t have any of those sodas at the restaurant so the guy settled for a margarita. I say settled but that’s because he didn’t get the drink he really wanted. I say he scored, but that’s because I love margaritas, as you know.
We got to talking and he told me that he had more than his share of grapefruit palomas on his vacation to Mexico and he really liked them. I asked, “Better than a margarita made with grapefruit juice?” His answer was that he liked them better because they were so refreshing.
I had to try one.
Just to see.
He was right. It is very refreshing!
On to the recipe:
The Ingredients for the Great Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail and the Mixing
I get out my favorite tequila – Patron Silver, a lime, grapefruit juice and club soda.
I also get out the collins glass I’m going to use and fill it with ice. We are not going to use a shaker today, we are going to pour our ingredients directly over the ice.
I measure out 2 ounces of Patron silver tequila.
I pour it in the glass.
Next, I take the lime, cut it in half and and squeeze the juice out into a measuring cup. I get 1/2 ounce of juice from the lime half. Perfect.
Into the glass it goes to join the tequila.
Next up is the grapefruit juice. I use some store bought juice.
I usually don’t use this particular glass, so I erred on the side of too little fruit juice. The photo below shows 2 1/2 ounces measured out.
I add another 1/2 ounce, to make up the difference because you want approximately an inch of space between the liquid and the top of the glass and since the space was too big, I put in the extra juice.
There we go, that’s more like it!
Now, I pour club soda to the top off the glass.
Bloop, bloop, bloop.
I cut a slice of fresh grapefruit and quarter the slice. I stick it on the side of the glass.
It’s done and ready to imbibe!! But I have more photos to take.
Now for the aerial view.
Here’s the vertical view!!
The only thing left, is to pick up the glass and sip.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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Yields 1 cocktail
This Grapefruit Paloma is delicious and refreshing!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 ounces Patron silver tequila
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 3 ounces grapefruit juice
- Club soda
- Grapefruit slice grapefruit, quartered for garnish
- Get a high ball or collins glass and fill it with ice
- Add tequila, lime juice and the grapefruit juice
- Fill the glass all the way up with club soda
- Add grapefruit slice to the side of the glass
- Lift glass