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Earth and Sun Paloma

Fun fact about this drink: the Paloma—and not its more famous counterpart, the Margarita—is the national cocktail of Mexico. With good reason: the sweet, tart, and crisp accents of the grapefruit soda combine beautifully with the earthy flavor of the reposado tequila, making for a uniquely flavorful concoction. It’s also a snap to make. Check it out (and avoid any grapefruit sodas sweetened with corn syrup):

The Essentials

Reposado Tequila
Fresh Lime Juice
Grapefruit Soda (to top)
The Details
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1.5 oz
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Grapefruit Soda (to top)
Pinch of Salt
Salt (for rim)


  • Rim a Collins glass with salt, add tequila, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Add ice, top with grapefruit soda, and stir. Garnish with grapefruit twist.