Cocktail: The Paloma.

Paloma Cocktail Recipe - The Stripe

Happy Cinco de Mayo! As promised, I’m back with a little cocktail recipe for you. Last Friday, one of my friends and I took a Britney Spears Soul Cycle class and wound up over at Cafe El Presidente in Flatiron (NYC friends – you have to go, if you haven’t been… it’s from the same people that brought us Tacombi and the tacos are SO good!) I wanted something a little more refreshing, so instead of a margarita, I opted for a Paloma. A Paloma is basically a grapefruit/tequila soda, and it’s SO good. Naturally, I thought it would make the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe (after all, I already taught you how to make my favorite margarita…)

Read on for a very easy recipe. My only warning… these go down a little too smoothly… proceed with caution! 😉

Paloma Cocktail Recipe: Ingredients - The Stripe


  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Tequila
  • Rose’s Lime Juice
  • Limes
  • Salt


  1. Using your lime, wet the rim of your glass and rim it in salt.
  2. Add a few ice cubes.
  3. Pour in 1.5 ounces of Tequila.
  4. Add 4 ounces of Grapefruit Juice
  5. Add a splash of Lime Juice.
  6. Fill the rest of the cup with Club Soda
  7. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
  8. Enjoy.
  9. Repeat.

Paloma Cocktail Recipe - The Stripe

Paloma Cocktail Recipe - The Stripe

Paloma Cocktail Recipe - The Stripe

Paloma Cocktail Recipe - The Stripe

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  1. Emily G.:

    I’ve had a paloma at Cafe El Presidente – so good!

    5.5.15 Reply
  2. Liz:

    Looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

    xo, Liz

    5.5.15 Reply
  3. Casey:

    Big fan of step #9

    5.5.15 Reply
  4. Jordan :):

    first of all, BRITNEY SPEARS SOULCYCLE CLASS? bye la. im moving to ny.

    second of all – my sister had her engagement party at cafe el presidente last month and it was great! my husband ate like 20 tacos though and almost had to go home early. lol.

    happy cinco de mayo!

    5.6.15 Reply
  5. Amanda:

    I LOVE me a good paloma. Have you been to Mayahuel? They make an amazing spicy paloma, perhaps my favorite drink in NYC. Basically your recipe but using jalapeno infused tequila. Deeelish.

    5.6.15 Reply
  6. Heidi:

    My husband will be forever grateful to you for this recipe:)

    Wishes & Reality

    5.6.15 Reply
  7. Melanie:

    This looks DELICIOUS! And your photos are beautiful! I can’t wait to try this recipe.


    5.6.15 Reply
  8. Jess:

    oh wow, these look so good!

    5.10.15 Reply
  9. Mandie - City Style Iowa Smile:

    Um, Britney Spears Soul Cycle….yes, please!!

    5.10.15 Reply
  10. Emily Lunstroth:

    wait this looks soooo delicious! It’s been a minute since I was here…your site looks amazing!

    5.11.15 Reply
  11. Allison + Amy | VelvetCrate:

    This looks like a perfectly refreshing drink for springtime. Always a sucker for anything pictured with a stripey straw!

    5.15.15 Reply