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)
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.