Mezcal Paloma

A paloma is traditionally made with tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime, but this version uses mezcal instead of tequila for a nice smoky twist! The smoke flavor is due to the underground ovens filled with volcanic rock, coal and wood that are used to cook the agave to produce the mezcal. I like to rim the glass with coarse smoked salt or black salt, but feel free to use regular kosher salt.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 paloma


  • 2 wedges fresh lime

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or as needed

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • 2 ounces mezcal

  • 3 ounces grapefruit soda


  1. Rub the cut side of a lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Place salt on a plate and invert glass into salt to rim the glass. Fill glass with ice. Squeeze juice from the same lime wedge into the glass. Pour mezcal over ice, then top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with remaining lime wedge.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1930mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 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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