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Paloma Mix | Julie Blanner

  • Similarly, plan on about 8 limes to produce 1 cup lime juice.
  • If you’re substituting with bottled grapefruit juice and lime juice, be sure to choose a brand that is 100% juice, with no added sugar. 
  • Want it a little less sweet? Add a little club soda. For a sweeter cocktail, add more grapefruit juice or a sparkling soda like FeverTree sparkling grapefruit.
  • To Serve

    1. Optional: Salt rim of a highball glass by rimming it with grapefruit or lime juice. Then dip the rim into margarita or kosher salt.
    2. Add ice to glass
    3. Add 2 ounces tequila
    4. Add 2 ounces mix
    5. Optional: top with sparkling water or club soda

    Storage Tips

    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this paloma mix for up to 6 months! Try adding it to ice cube trays so you have divided servings, great for cocktails.

    Our paloma mix is made with just 3 ingredients – all you’ll need to add is tequila! This make-ahead fresh paloma mix makes it easy to shake up everyone’s favorite paloma cocktail for parties.

    Bursting with sweet, bright notes of grapefruit and lime, this just might be your new favorite cocktail. With lower calories than a bottled store bought mix, we’re making it easy to serve a crowd, and this mix makes 24 servings!

    Paloma mix being poured from a glass bottle into a glass filled with ice cubes on a marble surface, next to sliced grapefruit.Paloma mix being poured from a glass bottle into a glass filled with ice cubes on a marble surface, next to sliced grapefruit.

    The best paloma mix is oh-so-simple! Skip the bottled mixes that are full of high fructose corn syrup and preservatives.

    Our paloma mix can be made ahead if you’re hosting a party, or just want to keep the fresh mix in the refrigerator to whip up a cocktail on a whim.

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    • Simple Syrup
    • Grapefruit (fresh squeezed or bottled juice)
    • Limes
    A glass bottle filled with paloma mix, next to a full glass with ice and a whole grapefruit on a marble surface.A glass bottle filled with paloma mix, next to a full glass with ice and a whole grapefruit on a marble surface.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    How Many Grapefruits and Limes do I Need?

    • A standard grapefruit will produce about 3/4 cup of juice. Plan on 6 grapefruits to get the 4 cups needed for this recipe.
    • Similarly, plan on about 8 limes to produce 1 cup lime juice.
    A glass bottle filled with orange juice, sealed with a ceramic stopper, next to a whole grapefruit and lime on a marble surface.A glass bottle filled with orange juice, sealed with a ceramic stopper, next to a whole grapefruit and lime on a marble surface.
    A clear glass bottle with a metal clasp containing paloma mix.A clear glass bottle with a metal clasp containing paloma mix.

    How to Serve

    To make a paloma, use equal parts tequila and paloma mix. We like 2 ounces mix to 2 ounces tequila, but feel free to sip and adjust to your preferences.

    To mix up a fresh paloma cocktail, just add ice and tequila. Shake or stir to serve!

    Best Tequila for Palomas

    Much like our advice for mixing up a margarita, expensive tequila isn’t always best for a mixed cocktail! We tend to recommend a Blanco or Silver tequila. These will have a more prominent agave flavor for a lighter, sweeter finish.

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    10 mins

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    Test Kitchen Tips

    • Ice – Margaritas and palomas are so much better with great ice! It’s the secret to success. Our favorite ice is from this countertop ice maker.
    • Salt – I prefer my palomas without salt on the rim of the glass, unlike margaritas. This is a personal preference, so give it a taste test and sip and see what you like best! 
    A clear glass bottle with a metal clasp containing paloma mix, next to a glass filled with a paloma cocktail.A clear glass bottle with a metal clasp containing paloma mix, next to a glass filled with a paloma cocktail.

    Host a Party

    Add this paloma mix along with our homemade margarita mix and a variety of tequilas and fruits to set up Margarita Bar. Guests can customize their cocktails for the ultimate fiesta!

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    15 mins

    Storage Notes

    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this paloma mix for up to 6 months! Try adding it to ice cube trays so you have divided servings, great for cocktails.

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    Simple Syrup

    • In a medium saucepan, add sugar and water over medium heat. Whisk to combine, stirring frequently until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

    • A standard grapefruit will produce about 3/4 cup of juice. Plan on 6 grapefruits to get the 4 cups needed for this recipe.
    • Similarly, plan on about 8 limes to produce 1 cup lime juice.
    • If you’re substituting with bottled grapefruit juice and lime juice, be sure to choose a brand that is 100% juice, with no added sugar. 
    • Want it a little less sweet? Add a little club soda. For a sweeter cocktail, add more grapefruit juice or a sparkling soda like FeverTree sparkling grapefruit.

    To Serve

    1. Optional: Salt rim of a highball glass by rimming it with grapefruit or lime juice. Then dip the rim into margarita or kosher salt.
    2. Add ice to glass
    3. Add 2 ounces tequila
    4. Add 2 ounces mix
    5. Optional: top with sparkling water or club soda

    Storage Tips

    Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this paloma mix for up to 6 months! Try adding it to ice cube trays so you have divided servings, great for cocktails.

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