Tuesday, October 27, 2009

La Paloma

My husband is an Esquire subscriber.  A few months ago, the magazine published a recipe for a drink called La Paloma.  We both enjoy a good drink, so my husband tried it out.  It went over very well.  It's now in heavy rotation at our home, especially since we purchased a big bottle of Patron on our last cruise.

The most difficult part of making this drink was finding grapefruit soda.  We ended up finding IZZE pink grapefruit soda at Target.  It's not cheap ($3 for four small cans, on sale), but it's all natural and it makes this drink a pretty shade of pink.

Citrus, especially grapefruit, is one of my favorite flavors.  I prefer my Paloma without salt, but make it both ways and decide for yourself.

La Paloma (recipe from Esquire, with commentary by me)

2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. lime juice
pinch of salt (optional)
grapefruit soda

Combine the tequila (we like Patron), lime juice, and salt in a tall glass. Add ice, top off with grapefruit soda, and stir. We had a hard time finding grapefruit soda, but ended up using IZZE grapefruit from Target.  As a last resort, lemon-lime soda with a splash of grapefruit juice. My hubby likes to throw in a pinch of salt. Others (like me) omit it entirely. 


  1. I like this drink! Better than a margarita. That doesn't mean much because I don't care for margaritas.

  2. My boyfriend is from Mexico, and whenever we go to weddings or parties down there, they always serve palomas. They are so good. We generally use Squirt for the grapefruit soda and Cazadores tequila.. delicious!


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