Fresh Cinco de Mayo Paloma Recipe

Fresh Cinco de Mayo Paloma Recipe

Posted by Caron on May 05, 2023

Fancy little cocktails that are simply perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party when you want to serve something besides a traditional Margarita with your Mexi appetizers.  So yummy and light with fresh squeezed lime and sparkling grapefruit soda! 

Here's what you need for one cocktail:

  • Rocks Glasses
  • 3 oz. Squirt or any other Sparkling Grapefruit Soda that you prefer
  • 2 oz. Great Quality Reposada Tequila (pick your favorite!)
  • .5 fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Salt for Rimming Glasses
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnish with a Fresh Grapefruit Wedge

Step 1: Chill your Rocks Glasses in the Freezer

Step 2: Remove Glassware from the Freezer

Step 3: Rim Glasses with Kosher Salt or Margarita Salt. Tom favors rimming only one side of the glass to give it a different look, or if you are not a fan of the salt. 

Step 4: Build your Paloma Cocktail with the ingredients into the salt-rimmed glass. 

Step 5: Add Ice Cubes

Step 6: Garnish with a fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Wedge.

Step 7: Enjoy with Friends!

(featured in photo Compass Rose Star Etched Rocks Glasses and Brisa Salt and Sea Pasta Dishes)

A few "Hacks" that you can try also with this delish Mexican Style Cocktail:

1. Add a little fresh grapefruit juice along with the fresh lime juice

2. If you are not a fan of Reposado try Blanco Tequila instead.  Also delicious!

3. Instead of regular Squirt Soda, look for the cane-sweetened Mexican version of Squirt (the BEST!) or a fruity alternative from Jarritos

4. Instead of Kosher Salt for rimming, try a different salt combination. We love the Chili-Lime Salt from Trader Joes and the spicy Habanero Salt from Jacobsen Salt Co too!

Compass Star Etched Rocks Glasses

Have a wonderful weekend.   Let us know if you try the cocktail - we'd love to know how you made yours!

Need Nautical Glassware? Take a Look at these Fun Etched Rocks Glasses! Plus the ones below.. 

Sand Dollar Etched Rocks Glasses

Heron Etched On the Rocks Glasses