Three paloma cocktails on a serving tray with ice.

Paloma Cocktail

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktail, paloma, tequila
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

This Paloma Cocktail with Honey Simple Syrup is a refreshing, citrus cocktail made with tequilla and a splash of soda water. Serve it on the rocks with a salted rim and enjoy! 



Honey Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey syrup
  • ice as needed
  • grapefruit wedges for garnish
  • salt for rimming


Honey Simple Syrup

  1. Combine water and honey in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


  1. Moisten the rim of serving glass with a grapefruit wedge. Pour salt into small dish. Turn your glass upside down and twist glass around to salt the rim.
  2. Fill serving glass with ice.
  3. Pour in all ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Nutrition Facts
Paloma Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198
% Daily Value*
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Vitamin C 19.7mg24%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.