Skinny Paloma

While it may feel like the 402nd day of May already, it is actually a day very near and dear to our hearts: Cinco de Mayo! This Skinny Paloma is the perfect drink to make at home and pretend you are celebrating at a bar, with friends, or on a beach. Maybe a beach bar with friends? Our dreams are so simple this day…. Just like this drink! It is easy, delicious and refreshing!

Palomas are a tequila based drink made with grapefruit. Palomas are a PERFECT summer time drink, and are so easy to assemble if you are not ordering one out at a bar. This recipe should take you about five minutes, which means you can make it over and over again. It is made with freshly squeezed juices- and trust us, you will want to use freshly squeezed fruit to get the best flavor! Is it weird to bookmark this so you can make it every single day? Absolutely not.

This recipe cuts down on artificial sugar, and is naturally sweetened with fruit and a hint of agave nectar. Together, these flavors bring a naturally sweet cocktail with less calories than a standard Paloma.

Skinny Paloma

Skinny Paloma

This is a super easy at home skinny paloma recipe!
Servings 1 paloma
Calories 160 kcal


  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (~1/2 large grapefruit)
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (~1/2 medium lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces sparkling water (we like using grapefruit flavored sparkling water)
  • Kosher salt (for serving)
  • Grapefruit wedge (for serving)


  • Run a wedge of grapefruit across the top of a highball glass and coat the rim in salt.
  • Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave and tequila in glass and stir until combined. Top with ice and sparkling water. Enjoy! 


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160, Total Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 3mg, Total Carbohydrates: 9g, Dietary Fiber: 0g, Total Sugars: 9g, Protein: 0g 

Are you a salt on the rim person, or do you prefer a cocktail without? Let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments below!


Amanda and Christina

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