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Cocktails

A Paloma for Every Mood

May 17, 2024

Story: Punch Staff

photo: Cory James Fontenot

Cocktails

A Paloma for Every Mood

May 17, 2024

Story: Punch Staff

photo: Cory James Fontenot

The tequila-grapefruit highball is infinitely permutable and always a good call.

From its earliest iterations, the Paloma has been designed with adaptability in mind. In its simplest form, the refreshing Mexican cooler is just a straightforward trio of tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Swap the bottle of Jarritos for grapefruit juice, simple syrup and soda water, and the sweet-tart highball will draw out even more fresh, citrusy aromas. Using the basics as inspiration, the tequila-grapefruit template can seamlessly transition between flavors. From spicy to savory to bittersweet, here are some of our favorite takes on the drink.

Gochujang Paloma Mr Susan Berlin
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Korean Paloma

A smoky, spicy rendition of the refreshing tequila classic.

Old Salt Drink Recipe
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Old Salt

A cross between the Paloma and the Salty Dog.

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Dove Dispatch

All things bright, bitter and bracing.

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Shady Grove

"Palomaperitivo” courtesy of New York bartender Jon Mullen.

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Feeling Without Touching

A bold Paloma variation featuring arak, Campari and orgeat.

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Avocado Paloma

Swap the Squirt for avocado soda.

Frozen Paloma Recipe
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Why Not

A Paloma-style slushy complete with five-chile molasses swirl.

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Garden Paloma

Jalapeño-agave syrup brings the heat in this updated Paloma.

Hop Water Paloma
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Hop Water Paloma

A nonalcoholic take on the tequila classic made with hop water.

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