Paloma Picante


My friends and I used to enjoy a similar drink at a local Mexican restaurant, but they suddenly stopped making it one day. I decided to try recreating it at home with delicious results! Perfect for a Mexican brunch!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serving


  • 1 pinch chili-lime seasoning (such as Tajin®)

  • ice

  • 2 ounces habanero-infused tequila

  • 1 lime wedge

  • 5 ounces grapefruit-flavored soda (such as Fresca®)


  1. Rim a highball glass with chili-lime seasoning and fill halfway with ice.

  2. Combine tequila, lime juice, and 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 1 minute. Strain into the glass. Top with grapefruit soda.

Cook's Notes:

My preferred mixer is grapefruit Jarritos, found in the Hispanic section of your grocery store or international market.

To make your own habanero-infused tequila, add 2 to 3 seeded and quartered habanero peppers into one 26-ounce bottle of tequila. Make sure to use gloves. Let sit for 2 to 3 days, then strain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
15g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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