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The Skinny Paloma

Just popping in to share our favorite cocktail for the summer — The Skinny Paloma. Perfected by my girlfriend, Lisa, this tasty tequila drink is light, refreshing and immediately makes me feel like I’m on vacation. The original Paloma recipe includes 3 parts grapefruit soda to one part tequila, but this recipe has a skinny twist…

A note about the grapefruit soda: My favorite brand is by Q Mixers. I’ve tried it with others, but this soda is simply the best. You can find it on Amazon or I usually make a special trip to Target for it. Sometimes you can find it at the grocery store but I haven’t seen it in mine. If you want to taste this cocktail in it’s full glory, do not substitute the grapefruit soda for a grapefruit seltzer — it is NOT the same…not even close.

skinny paloma cocktail

The Skinny Paloma

The Skinny Paloma


  • Tequila
  • Fresca
  • Grapefruit Soda
  • Lime Juice
  • Grapefruit wedge, for garnish (optional)
  • Lime wedge, for garnish (optional)


In a glass filled with ice, add two ounces of tequila, fill up with Fresca, add a splash of grapefruit soda and a splash of lime juice. Stir. Garnish and enjoy!

Notes: I love the Q Grapefruit Soda which you can find at Target or Amazon and is made specifically for spectacular palomas!

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 Looking for a new cocktail recipe? North Carolina lifestyle blogger, Christina shares a delicious skinny Paloma recipe, check it out!


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Saturday 8th of June 2024

Definitely need to try this. Thank you!

Owen Davis

Friday 7th of June 2019

Oh my goodness YUM! Making this weekend!

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