Pink Paloma

A pink Paloma is a truly fabulous drink and thankfully I found it. Very little is known about the true historical origins of this tequila-based Mexican favorite, but it is a great, refreshing alternative to a margarita.   Whether you are a tequila lover or not, a pink Paloma is a sweet, sour, salty, slightly bitter cocktail that is delicious, classy, and sure to please any dinner guest.

What makes this pink paloma recipe pop is the unexpected addition of grapefruit soda.  I prefer to use Izzy’s sparkling grapefruit juice, but other brands will work just fine. Some recipes call for Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos, but to me, that makes a different drink altogether.  Bubbly grapefruit soda mixed with fresh grapefruit and lime juice elevates this drink to a different level making it a new favorite of mine.

I do love a pretty drink and a pink Paloma is lovely, plus it is packed with flavor so it can hold up to any strong flavorful foods you may be serving.  So, if you are a tequila fan or just looking for a fun easy specialty drink for entertaining, this pink paloma recipe is sure to please.

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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