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La Paloma Drink Recipe

The La Paloma drink is among the top classic tequila cocktails ever because of the refreshing, healthy, and wide-ranging flavor profiles of the grapefruit. This is a must have cocktail in every repertoire. See our simple recipe.

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5 from 7 votes

La Paloma Drink Recipe

Using the right grapefruits and balance of premium ingredients is critical to truly capture the essence of the La Paloma drink. At it’s best, the Paloma cocktail should be very grapefruit forward, accented by a more acidic note, and rounded off with a hint of sweetness. It is a delicate balancing act. Luckily, our turnkey mixer does it all for you.
Total Time1 minute
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: la paloma, la paloma cocktail, la paloma drink, paloma drink recipe, tequila cocktails, tequila drinks
Servings: 1


  • 4 oz LAVA Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail Mix
  • 1.5 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt or Tajin
  • 2 oz Club Soda or Soda Water
  • 1 Lime or Grapefruit Slices (for garnishing, optional)


  • Pour sea salt or Tajin seasoning on a flat plate
  • Use a lime wedge to wet around the cocktail glass
  • Rim glass with sea salt or Tajin seasoning
  • Add ice, LAVA Ruby Red Grapefruit Mix, and Tequila into glass
  • Mix contents well and garnish with lime or grapefruit slices
  • Enjoy! Share your creation and tag us @drinklava
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  • Samantha says:

    5 stars
    Super delicious paloma recipe! So easy and so good! 5-stars!

  • Roger says:

    5 stars
    This paloma mix is miles above any other brands mixer. I can taste the real grapefruit in this mix which you don’t get from other mixers. Other ones taste too artificial and fake, not this one. Good job Lava!

  • Greg Zyn says:

    5 stars
    La Paloma drink is an amazing one, and I always enjoy this drink with my friends. This recipe here clears up a lot of the confusion that I had about this drink, and now I can make this drink comfortably at home.

  • Heather says:

    5 stars
    I made a salty dog with this recipe and it was bomb! Just added a couple splashes of Tito’s Vodka with this Mix, salted the rim with sea salt, and we were in business like never before. So tasty, I like that this grapefruit mix isn’t bitter or too sweet like other ones.

  • Richard says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe! The product makes an insanely delicious la Paloma every time. My wife and I love it!

  • Sarah says:

    5 stars
    We fell in love with the la paloma drink cocktail while on vacation in Mexico and tried to replicate it here in the states. We tried jarritos, squirt, and other grapefruit mixers, but they all just lack the right grapefruit flavor and are too sweet. The Lava grapefruit mix truly nailed it and now we can make the perfect paloma cocktail every time, so simple and easy. One tip, we used sparkling water instead of club soda (not sure what the difference is) and also added tajin right into the drink to give it a little extra spice. Highly recommend this recipe and product A+++