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La Paloma

La Paloma Cocktail

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La Paloma Cocktail

La Paloma Cocktail Recipe

La Paloma has a shrouded history with no proven origin. It is highly likely that it originally came from Mexico in the mid to late 1900s before migrating to the US. Both Squirt and Jarritos are popular brand choices of grapefruit soda in the US and Mexico whilst I opted for a homegrown soda from CAPI.
La Paloma translates to "the dove".
3.88 from 24 votes


  • 60 ml El Jimador Reposado Tequila 2 oz
  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 120 ml Grapefruit Soda
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Add the tequila and fresh lime juice to a high ball
  • Fill with ice
  • Top with grapefruit soda
  • Garnish with spent lime or grapefruit wedge
  • Finish with a pinch of salt


Originally included in 4 x Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo! - a paid collaboration with El Jimador and Herradura.
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