Paloma Cocktail

The drink that’ll make you love tequila again. Don’t believe us? Have a little faith…

Paloma Faith is currently cooking up a storm on The Voice, so in honour of the bubbly popster here’s a recipe for a delightfully refreshing and sophisticated cocktail. OK, so tequila isn’t to everyone’s taste and you may not have been able to stomach the stuff since that horrendous evening at the student union over a decade ago. But, trust us, this is a lovely little cocktail that works brilliantly with spicy food – so go on, give it a go! Most commonly prepared by mixing tequila, grapefruit juice and soda water, the trick is to use the highest quality tequila you can find – avoid the paint stripper and seek out the 100 per cent agave spirit and you can’t go wrong.


  • 35ml of good quality blanco or reposado tequila
  • Juice of half a ruby grape fruit
  • 15ml shot of agave syrup or sugar syrup
  • 75ml club soda
  • Squirt of fresh lime juice (optional)


Mix well the tequila, grapefruit juice and sugar syrup. Pour over a tall glass filled with ice and top up with the soda water. Add an optional squirt of fresh lime and then garnish with a lime wedge. Simple!

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