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Paloma

Paloma is a traditional Mexican cocktail that provides a refreshing balance of sweet and tangy flavors. It is primarily made with grapefruit juice, tequila, and lime juice, and often garnished with a salt rim, adding a beautifully layered taste profile. This cocktail comes second only to the Margarita as the most popular tequila-based drink in Mexico. The Paloma is perfect for those warm, sunny days when you wanna kick back and relax. It's a cinch to whip up; just fill a glass with ice, tequila, lime juice, and top it off with grapefruit soda. It's certainly a must-try for all cocktail enthusiasts.
#6
IN MALT BEVERAGES & COCKTAILS
69
CAL / 100G
$0.35
AVG / OZ
Paloma
92%
CARBS
1%
FAT
7%
PROTEIN
Paloma FAQ
When it comes to making the Paloma cocktail, there are several common questions and many little-known tips to elevate the flavors of this delicious beverage. Many people struggle with balancing the flavors and often overlook the importance of quality ingredients. Firstly, using a good, high-quality tequila (preferably blanco) can exponentially enhance the flavors of your Paloma. The type of grapefruit soda/juice you use also matters! Opt for a 100% natural, no-sugar-added version or make your own grapefruit juice at home. The tanginess of the grapefruit pairs perfectly with the tequila and brings out its best attributes, while the lime juice brings in a bit of sourness to perfectly hit that balance. The salted rim is also a crucial aspect of a Paloma. However, be careful not to overdo it. A light rimming with coarse sea salt is enough. Moreover, don't forget to garnish your drink with a wedge of lime or grapefruit to add a pop of color, and it allows guests to adjust the flavor to their liking. Little-known tips include chilling your glass beforehand to keep your cocktail cooler longer, and try substituting a part of grapefruit soda with fresh grapefruit juice to add vibrancy. Also, it is worth mentioning that mixed drinks like the Paloma are meant to be enjoyed slowly. Take your time to savor the flavors and the balance between the sweet, sour, tangy, and salty notes.
How do I get the right balance of flavors?
Can I use a different type of tequila in my Paloma?
Can I replace grapefruit soda with something else?
Why is my Paloma cocktail bitter?
Do I have to use the salt rim?
What's the best way to salt the rim of my glass?
Why does my Paloma taste flat?
Can I make my own grapefruit soda for the cocktail?
How do I know my cocktail has the right tequila quantity?
Can I prepare a Paloma without alcohol?
Health Info
Macros
16g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
VEGAN
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