The Margarita may be the most famous Tequila cocktail in the US, but the Paloma is far more popular in its home country of Mexico. It also has the benefit of being super easy to make, with only two ingredients: Tequila and grapefruit soda. Our alcohol-free version is perfect for brunch, afternoon or happy hour.
You can use either Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative or Free Spirits Spirit of Tequila. Ritual has more fresh agave flavors, similar to a Blanco tequila, with a hint of mesquite smoke and a spicy kick. Free Spirits is mellower with vanilla and a hint of spice, more like a Reposado or Añejo. Either way, you can't go wrong.
2 oz (1/4 cup) non-alcoholic Tequila
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) grapefruit soda
- Pinch of sea salt and lime wedge
Add the non-alcoholic Tequila to a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Add a pinch of sea salt and a squeeze of lime, then stir and enjoy!
Instead of grapefruit soda, add about an ounce (2 tbs) of grapefruit juice and top with club soda.