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Straight on shot of a glass of a paloma cocktail with grapefruit wedges inside and on the rim with a sprig of thyme sticking out.

Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to make the BEST grapefruit paloma cocktail with this easy and delicious recipe! Perfect for the holidays or summer get-together!


  • kosher salt for rim
  • 23 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup, more to taste
  • 2 oz club soda 
  • ice
  • garnish: grapefruit wedge and/or lime wedge


  1. Add some kosher salt to a small plate. Rub a lime wedge along the edge of your glass and then turn upside down in the salt to coat the rim.
  2. Add grapefruit juice, tequila, simple syrup and club soda to the glass. Add ice and stir. 
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!


  • Grapefruit Juice: if you don’t have fresh grapefruit juice feel free to use store-bought, the color might be a little darker. 


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 12.8 g
  • Sodium: 173.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg