One of the most popular Tequila-based cocktail recipes in Mexico, the Paloma is Spanish for dove.


  • 1.75oz

    Don Julio Blanco

  • 1oz

    Fresh Grapefruit Juice

  • 1oz

    Fresh Lime Juice

  • 0.5oz

    Sugar Syrup

  • 3.5oz

    Soda Water

  • 1

    Lime Wheel (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Highball Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Rim a Highball glass with salt and set aside.
    2. Add the first four ingredients to an ice-filled Mixing glass.
    3. Stir to mix, chill and dilute.
    4. Strain into the Salt-rimmed Highball glass over Cubed ice.
    5. Top up with Soda Water.
    6. Garnish with a Lime wheel.
  • Alcohol Content

    Alcohol content:

    1.4g per serve

Interesting facts

The Paloma is the national drink of Mexico. The name "Paloma" means "dove" in Spanish.

History of the drink

The Paloma is a popular cocktail that has been enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts for many years. While its exact oriGins are unknown, it is believed to have oriGinated in Mexico around the 1950s. The drink is typically made with Tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice, and is often garnished with a wedge of lime. While the creator of the Paloma is unknown, some people credit Don Javier Delgado Corona with its creation. Corona is best known for creating another popular Mexican cocktail called the Batanga, which is made with Tequila, lime, and cola. While there is no definitive evidence to support Corona's connection to the Paloma, his reputation as a talented bartender has led many to believe that he may have had a hand in creating the drink. The Paloma's popularity has continued to grow over the years, and it is now widely recognised as one of the most popular Tequila-based cocktails in the world. Its simple yet delicious recipe and refreshing flavor make it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts and Tequila lovers alike. The cocktail can be enjoyed at any time of day or night and is perfect for both casual and formal occasions.