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Paloma

A Paloma is a popular cocktail in Mexico made with grapefruit flavored soda, tequila and lime. It’s a delicious alternative to a skinny margarita that is full of flavor yet low calorie!

paloma recipe

It may only be Tuesday, but it’s COCKTAIL WEEK! It’s officially summer and I’m ready to celebrate with my favorite summer cocktails. Each day this week I’ll be sharing one of my favorite cocktail recipes. If you have one you’d like to share or looking for a recipe, let me know! 

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If you watch Andy Cohen {or have seen him with Martha Stewart}, you know he loves a Fresquila. He regularly mixes them up on Watch What Happens Live and frequently refers to them…it’s no wonder why! It’s a simple 3 ingredient cocktail that is light and refreshing on a hot summer day, without all of the calories. It is better known as a Paloma, one of Mexico’s most popular cocktails, though less colorful than the original cocktail, it is fruit forward and flavorful!

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It is a light, refreshing, low calorie margarita recipe that’s full of flavor. If you love skinny margaritas, you’ll love this little citrus twist. It’s easy to make on the go requiring just 3 simple ingredients! I often enjoy sipping on one on the dock, boat or poolside. They’re easy to pack for picnics and any outdoor outing.

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What is in a Paloma?

Grapefruit soda, tequila and a squeeze of lime. You can use Jarrito’s {which is most often used in Mexico} or Squirt, but I prefer using Fresca because it has 0 calories which makes this cocktail easy on the hips.

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How Many Calories are in a Paloma?

A Paloma made with Fresca has just 65 calories making it one of summers lightest cocktails! Believe me, you won’t miss the calories in this summer cocktail!

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How Many Carbs are in a Paloma?

You can probably tell from the abundance of pasta recipes that I don’t count carbs, but if you do, the Paloma has 0 carbs!

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How to Make a Paloma:

Paloma

Prep Time 3 mins Inactive Time Cook Time Total Time 3 mins
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A Paloma is a popular cocktail in Mexico made with grapefruit flavored soda, tequila and lime. It's a delicious alternative to a skinny margarita that is full of flavor yet low calorie!

Ingredients

  • crushed ice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 2 oz Fresca
  • squeeze of a lime wedge

Directions

Fill a glass with crushed ice.

Add tequila and Fresca.

Squeeze a lime wedge into the drink and garnish with a fresh slice of lime.

Recipe Notes

Optional: salt rim of glass by rimming it with grapefruit or lime and dipping into margarita salt.

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You’ll also love these Skinny Margarita and Mango Margarita recipes! These cocktails are great to sip alone, but pair well with Taco Salad, Beef Tacos, Cilantro Lime Chicken, and of course, Mexican Corn!

Hope you enjoy this easy Paloma recipe {aka the Fresquila} as much as I do! Summer has never tasted better!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

 

 

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