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bottle of tequila with a shot in a rocks glass plus cut limes

La Paloma

La Paloma is a tequila-based cocktail that some may consider the National Drink of Mexico. The cocktail features tequila (Blanco or Reposado are fine) with grapefruit and lime juice, some soda and simple syrup combine to make this tasy beverage.
Prep Time 2 mins
Servings 1 drink


  • Shaker (optional)


  • 2 ounces tequila we recommend a reposado
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces sparkling water or club soda
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce agave nectar or simple syrup


  • Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with 2 or 3 ice cubes.
  • Shake until the shaker feels cold.
  • (Optional) Salt the rim of the glass
  • Fill a rocks glass with ice,
  • Pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  • Enjoy!