Citrus Paloma Cocktail (Summer Drink Series)
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If you’re looking for a refreshing and unique summer cocktail, try making a Citrus Paloma! This popular tequila-based drink is similar to a Margarita but has a grapefruit fizzy twist. Use any citrus grapefruit soda and your favorite combo of fresh citrus fruits like limes, lemons, grapefruits, or oranges. We actually have a large Mexican lime tree that produces mini limes in my backyard so I chose to add limes and a fresh grapefruit for my version below – so good!
Citrus Paloma Cocktail
yield: 1 SERVINGS
Easy and effortless alcoholic beverage recipe that is a crowd pleaser!
- 1 shot tequila
- 6 oz. of Squirt or other grapefruit flavored soda
- few slices lime and grapefruit
- splash of Grande Marnier orange liquor (optional)
- salt for rim (optional)
Rim the glass with salt if desired.
Place a few slices of limes and grapefruit at the bottom of cup.
Pour tequila over the fruit. Using a cocktail muddler or the end of a wood spoon, smash the fruit and mix with tequila.
Add a few ice cubes, soda, and splash of Grand Marnier at the top. Garnish with more citrus, and enjoy.
On a side note, a few readers asked for my favorite Margarita recipe in the comment section of a recent post. Margaritas and my stomach just do not get along well (too sweet for me!) and I think these Citrus Palomas are a great option in place of a Margarita!
Have you ever tried a Paloma? Cheers! 🙂
Lina (email@example.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.
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Sounds great! I love squirt as well as tequila 😉. Can’t wait to try it
Yum, these look so refreshing and good! Lina, I was hoping you and/or Collin might do a post or video on cheap yet cool lunchbox ideas for the kids. I am gonna try to pack all my kids lunches this year because the school lunches have yet again went up in price for food that is just so so. I know Collin did one in the past before my child started school that I plan to refer back to and if anyone else has some neat ideas that would be great too.
Do you think you could use just regular grapefruit juice because I don’t drink soda?
Sure! Maybe even some sparkling water or club soda to make it fizz?
Safeway’s tangerine grapefruit flavored water (no sodium or calories ) just as good, in my opinion!
I make mine by squeezing grapefruit straight into the glass. Soooo good! It usually takes two grapefruit if they are small.
Fresca is a grapefruit flavored soda and calorie free!! Cheers!
I love Paloma’s! I make mine with grapefruit juice and sprite with a dash of salt and lime juice. They are also good without the soda.
This looks great! Wish I had one right now! Thanks Collin, : D
I mean Lina! : D
I don’t drink