Blood Orange Paloma

Sprinkle chilli salt onto a freshly sliced blood orange wheel to tie this cocktail to the rich red soil of Jalisco and the sweet fruit the soil produces.

Blood Orange Paloma


  • 50ml

    Don Julio Blanco

  • 30ml

    Grapefruit Juice

  • 15ml

    Lime Juice

  • 15ml

    Agave Syrup

  • 90ml

    Blood Orange Soda

  • 1

    Chili Salt Dusted Blood Orange Wheel (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Highball Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthorne Strainer

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Dust a wheel of Blood Orange with chilli salt and set aside.
    2. Shake the first four liquid ingredients with ice.
    3. Strain into an ice-filled Highball Glass.
    4. Top with the Blood Orange Soda.
    5. Garnish with the chili salt dusted Blod Orange Wheel.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content:

    15.2 g 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.