What are ways to make a Paloma more interesting?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that could make a paloma more interesting. This cocktail contains tequila, lager, and grapefruit juice, which can add a unique twist to the traditional paloma. The combination of the lager and grapefruit juice gives it a refreshing and interesting flavor profile.
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You asked: Make a Paloma more interesting. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Paloma cocktail is a refreshing and citrusy drink that originates from Mexico. It is said to be named after...

Lemon Juice (1 part), Soda water (), Tequila (1 part), Salt (), Grapefruit Juice ()

5 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Mexican Margarita

The Mexican Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and has become a worldwide favorite. With its bold...

Cointreau (120ml), Lime juice (120ml), Tequila (120ml), Salt (Pinch)

4 ingredients
4.77 / 5

Tecate Paloma

The Tecate Paloma is a refreshing cocktail that embodies a fusion between a traditional Mexican Paloma and a beer-based drink....

Tequila (45ml), Lager (360ml), Grapefruit Juice (15ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tequila Slammer

The Tequila Slammer, also known as the Tequila Shot or Tequila Smash, is a popular cocktail that originated in the...

Lemonade (30ml), Tequila (30ml)

2 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tequila Mix

The Tequila Mix is a vibrant cocktail that combines the bold flavor of Tequila Añejo with the tartness of fresh...

Lime juice (30ml), Grenadine (15ml), Tequila Añejo (45ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Old Pal

The Old Pal first appeared in the 1922 edition of Harry Craddock's "The Savoy Cocktail Book", a drinks compendium compiled...

Campari (30ml), Rye Whiskey (30ml), White vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
4.33 / 5


The Palpatini is a cocktail that combines the robust and earthy notes of tequila with the sweet, dark berry flavors...

Tequila (30ml), Creme De Cassis (15ml), Vodka (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.9 / 5


The Pom-pom cocktail is a blend that capitalizes on the tart and sweet notes of pomegranate juice paired with the...

Vodka (300ml), Lemon Juice (Dash), Pomegranate Juice (300ml), Tonic water (150ml)

4 ingredients
3.85 / 5

Tequila Collins

The Tequila Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, substituting tequila for the traditional gin. Originating...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Soda water (Top up), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.72 / 5


A custom-made drink for Eddy Buckingham's bar in New York, this drink is simple to make, but much more potent...

Tequila (60ml), Campari (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Agave syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.61 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a Paloma cocktail?

A Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail that typically includes tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime juice. It is often served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass, making for a refreshing and slightly tart drink.

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How can you customize a Paloma cocktail?

You can customize a Paloma cocktail by adding different flavors or ingredients such as fresh herbs, fruit purées, or a splash of fruit liqueur. Changing the type of grapefruit soda or using fresh grapefruit juice can also alter the flavor.

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Can a Paloma be made with ingredients other than tequila?

While tequila is traditional, you can experiment with other spirits like mezcal or vodka for a different twist. Each spirit will bring its own unique flavor profile to the cocktail.

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What type of glass is typically used for serving a Paloma?

A Paloma is typically served in a highball or Collins glass, which allows for plenty of ice and mixer, enhancing the refreshing nature of the drink. The glass rim is often salted to add an extra layer of flavor.

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Are there any non-alcoholic versions of a Paloma?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version by using a non-alcoholic tequila alternative or simply omitting the tequila. Combine with grapefruit soda, lime juice, and a bit of simple syrup for a similar refreshing beverage.

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