Tequila Paloma

Joia Grapefruit Soda

Joia Grapefruit Soda

The Paloma is quickly becoming known as the margarita alternative. But, in my opinion, the margarita should watch its back. The Paloma has a refreshing taste that can definitely hold its own. Personally, I have a connection with the grapefruit used in the recipe. My family is from Rio Grande Valley in south Texas. This area is one of the largest producers of grapefruit & my family resides amongst the grapefruit farms. Drinking grapefruit juice (or in this case, grapefruit soda) evokes memories of spending time at my grandparents house. Every time I taste it, I think of it as a tribute to my late grandfather, Alejandro, and I can’t help but smile.


  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) reposado tequila
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) grapefruit soda (I used¬†JOIA all natural soda)
  • Splash of fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • Pinch of course sea salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker.
  2. Give it a quick shake
  3. Serve over ice in a salted or unsalted glass with a lime.
Grandpa with his great-grand daughter

My Grandpa with his great-grand daughter