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Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Paloma.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4


  • 120 ml mescal or tequila
  • 600 ml pink grapefruit juice, plus thickly sliced pink grapefruit, to serve
  • 200 ml soda, or to taste
  • To serve: lime wedges
Lime-salt rim
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  • 1
    For lime-salt rim, pound ingredients in a mortar and pestle to just combine, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • 2
    Rub rims of tumblers with a slice of grapefruit to moisten and dip tumbler rims into lime-salt, pressing lightly, then fill tumblers with ice. Divide mescal and juice among tumblers, top with soda, add a squeeze of lime, garnish with a slice of grapefruit and serve.