La Paloma Cocktail

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This La Paloma Cocktail recipe is a fantastic libation that rivals the margarita in popularity down south of the Rio Grande!

And after one sip, you’ll understand why!

Ole!  The history of the La Paloma is a little murky, sort of like a night after a great fiesta.  But you can learn more about its history here.

La Paloma cocktail recipe

This cocktail is one of those that truly is as beautiful in looks as it is in taste. It reminds of us a beautiful sunset on the Mexican coastline.

And then of course the taste just can’t be beaten. It’s ideal for brunch, lunch, and dinner, too!

Watch the Loon concoct this absolutely delicious La Paloma Cocktail for Kris!

This is the perfect brunch cocktail to serve when you’re going doing it a little Mexican-style. 

We suggest Heavenly Huevos Rancheros as the absolutely perfect dish to serve with the cocktail.

Take one look at this dish…wouldn’t you agree?

Huevos rancheros recipe

We also love making a big batch of this concoction and serving it for a lovely poolside party. The best!

Now, go forth and make this wonderful La Paloma Cocktail!

Yes, please!

And when you make this gorgeous cocktail, be sure to take a photo, post it on Instagram, and tag @howtofeedaloon and hashtag #howtofeedaloon!

La Paloma cocktail recipe

La Paloma Cocktail

This La Paloma Cocktail is a tequila-based drink that rivals the classic margarita in taste and pure yumminess. So refreshing and so delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican cocktail recipes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 145kcal


  • shots white tequila 1.75 oz white tequila (tequila blanco)
  • shots grapefruit juice 3.75 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup equal part water and sugar brought a boil, sugar dissolved and cooled
  • Fresh grapefruit cut into wedges, for garnish


  • Rim a highball glass with coarse sea salt and add ice.
  • Add a few cubes of ice to your cocktail shaker, and add the tequila, grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into prepared glass and garnish grapefruit wedge.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 180mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • 5 stars
    Well…..where do I begin?! First off…I absolutely LOVE you 2! Hilarious and entertaining! I love watching u guys while running on my treadmill….oh how the time does fly by! 2ndly, I LURRRRRRRRRVE this cocktail recipe! I am a huge fan of #anythinggrapefruit and # allthingstequila and this was a perfect combo! I made it for a party I was hosting and we had to go out and get more Tequila! The DD of course went and got it! Thanks for all u guys post….keep my exercise entertainment coming….along with all ur FABULOUS recipes! Muahhhhh

    • OMG! Arla!! You just made us so happy! We LOVE you!! And it’s always so good to hear that we’re contributing to good help (via exercise and treadmill)…at least if not for us…for you! 🙂 That Paloma is super relish, right? It has moved near to the top of our favorite drinks to serve, and it always gets rave reviews!! Please stay in touch you sweet beautiful lady, you!! Much love, xoxoxoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I love you two, your both hilarious and so happy, wish you two were my next door neighbours. Drink looks so refreshing. Please send me a video everyday.
    Nova Scotia

    • Hi Darlene!! Trust me, if we were neighbors, we’d be whipping up some fun drinks and nibbles for you all the time. At least we have the blog and social media to stay in touch! Thank you so much for the kind words, we love getting notes from awesome people like you. Please stay in touch!! xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

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