I am, by no means, a cocktail/alcohol expert. When I have a bottle of wine in my house it is either going into a pitcher of sangria or being used to cook with (or lets be real: its from when we had guests over and they accidentally left it).  A lot of my family and friends think its funny when I post cocktails or alcoholic beverages since I don’t drink that much myself, but at least you know that if I post one it’s gotta be good because the alcohol needs to be invisible for me to like it! Hands down my favorite drink: Amaretto Sour. I will never attempt to make it at home because I don’t want to risk ruining it for me, but will occasionally enjoy one when we go out to dinner.

Since I’m not much of an alcoholic beverage drinker myself, you better believe I am not going to spend much time making one at home if I’m going to. With that being said, its paloma time! I was so excited when I first saw these because I was like, “Hey! I could make that!” And so I did. And they are pretty dang tasty if I don’t say so myself. With all of the guidelines that I mentioned earlier about me liking an alcoholic beverage (sweet, quick, and no trace of alcohol), this little paloma fit the bill. Depending on the tequila you use, you may be able to taste it more depending on it’s strength, but my hubs made sure to have the smooth stuff on hand for me to use. I sound like such a pansy… oh well its who I am! 🙂

Hang onto summer with this sweet, refreshing citrus drink. You can even enjoy it all year round! Make one quick for yourself to sip on after a long week at work, or whip up a batch for a crowd of family or friends. These palomas are fun and easy and won’t disappoint!



Measurements per 1 glass serving


  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Grapefruit wedges


  1. Fill the cocktail glass 3/4 of the way full with crushed ice.
  2. Pour the grapefruit juice, lemon-lime soda and tequila over the ice. Give the drink a quick stir to combine the ingredients.
  3. Serve the paloma with a lime and grapefruit wedge to squeeze over the top.