Paloma: A yummy Mexican drink to 'season' up your summer

Paloma: A yummy Mexican drink to 'season' up your summer

Here's another delicious cocktail that you'll definitely want to put on your 'drinks for summer' list.

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Whether you're looking for a Mexican dish or a Mexican drink, we've got you covered with the most immaculate Mexican vibes in the comfort of your own home in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Paloma tequila cocktail is one of Mexico's greatest prides and joys.

This cocktail has been one of the most popular drinks for years and years in Mexico.

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If you were wondering what Paloma means, it's a Spanish term which stands for 'dove'.

There has been a huge debate as to who the inventor of this amazing drink was.

Many Mexicans have speculated that it was Don Javier Delgado Corona, who was the owner of a bar called La Capilla.

Just as every cocktail has a signature ingredient which sets it apart from other cocktails, the main ingredient for the Paloma is a grapefruit.

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Here's how you can make your own Paloma:


  • Lime wedge
  • Coarse salt for glass rim
  • Tequila
  • Grapefruit juice or soda
  • Lime juice
  • Ice

  1. You dip your glass rim into the coarse salt - this is completely optional.
  2. You add your ice into the glass
  3. You add your grapefruit soda.
  4. You add a shot of Tequila.
  5. You add a shot of lime juice as well as the lime wedge.
  6. You stir the ingredients together and enjoy your drink.

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