Honey Paloma Cocktail

Today I am sharing a twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. I have always loved the Paloma and like to add a touch of freshness to it by putting fresh grapefruit juice in my version and top with some grapefruit soda.

I was walking around the market recently and there was a man selling honeycomb acquired fresh from the hive. This inspired me to create a cocktail that featured a hint of honey as a sweetener. Honey is a perfect accompaniment to grapefruit because of the balance it brings to the natural bitterness of the grapefruit. The honey produces a sweet but mellow flavor to this tequila cocktail and the salted rim enhances the flavors within the Paloma even more without being too overpowering.

I also enjoyed the effervescence of the grapefruit soda to top everything off.

Recipe: Honey Paloma


  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce of lime juice
  • 1.5 teaspoons of honey syrup
  • top with grapefruit soda
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Garnish: flowers or grapefruit wedge


  • In a cocktail shaker add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey syrup, and ice
  • Rim serving glass with salt
  • Shake for 20 seconds and then pour mixture into serving glass
  • Top with grapefruit soda

Serves: 1


A Fresh Honey Paloma Cocktail with a Touch of Honey
Honey Paloma Cocktail
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