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Non-Alcoholic Drinks: The Paloma Cocktail

Non-Alcoholic Drinks: The Paloma Cocktail

Say it isn’t so summer! As the warm weather comes to a close, one of the things I’ll miss the most is this palmona cocktail (or mocktail, if you will). Traditionally made with tequila and grapefruit, this non-alcoholic paloma drink brings spritzy satisfaction using grapefruit juice, plenty of fresh lime, simple syrup and fizzy water.

Course cocktails, Drinks, mocktails
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword how to make a paloma, non alcoholic drinks, paloma, paloma cocktail, paloma drink, paloma recipe
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 quart grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water I like to make my own using my Drinkmate
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice + lime wedges as garnishment
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup see my blog post for directions to making simple syrup
  • sugar to rim the glasses


  1. Combine the fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with the sparkling water, simple sugar and fresh lime juice. For tips on how to make simple sugar, see my blog post.

  2. Cut a notch across each wedge of lime, then fit the notch over the edge of your glass. Trace the rim of the glass with the lime. Remove the lime then pour about ¼” of white sugar on to a plate. Tip the edge of the glass so that only the outside of the rim is touching the sugar, then roll the glass to trim the entire rim of the glass with a fine layer of sugar.

  3. Addthe non-alcoholic paloma cocktail and lime slices. Serve immediately.