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Mezcal Paloma Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mexican


If you love a good margarita, you are going to love this simple, grapefruit cocktail. This mezcal paloma recipe is made with smoky mezcal, fresh grapefruit juice and sparkling water for a refreshing drink that you can enjoy all summer long.


  • 3 ounces mezcal
  • 1.5 ounces triple sec
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • 6 ounces grapefruit juice (1-2 grapefruits, juiced)
  • Sparkling water or club soda
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slices, for garnish


  1. Rim two cocktail glasses with salt (or sugar, if preferred) and fill with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine mezcal, triple sec, lime juice, and grapefruit juice. Shake until very cold.
  3. Strain into prepared glasses and top with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit slice before serving.

Keywords: mezcal, margarita, paloma, grapefruit, cocktail, tequila