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Healthier Paloma

This healthier paloma is made with fresh ingredients and is refined sugar free!

Healthy Paloma Cocktail

Do you ever feel like you have to choose between a healthy lifestyle and drinking alcohol? I used to, until I started making my own drinks at home with healthier ingredients. Even when I go out now, I know what to stay away from. Sour mix, sugary juices, simple syrup.. it’s all loaded with sugar and gives the worst hangover. My go-to drink when I’m out is either a glass of red wine or silver tequila with club soda, tons of lime and jalapeno. It’s basically a spicy margarita without all the sugary fake stuff.

Grapefruit Paloma

These homemade healthy palomas are so easy to make! They’re made with just a few clean ingredients and are so refreshing!

I used Spindrift [3] grapefruit sparkling water in these cocktails and it added the perfect amount of sweetness. The ingredients are also super clean/no added sugar! You can find Spindrift at Trader Joe’s, Target, Whole Foods, and I believe Costco! I love sipping on them and adding them in cocktails. You could also use plain club soda or a different grapefruit flavored sparkling water.

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Healthier Paloma



4 shots of tequila – or to taste

juice of 1 lime

1/3 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1/2 cup grapefruit spindrift sparkling water or club soda of choice

sea salt for rim (optional)

2 lime wedges (optional)

2 thin slices of grapefruit (optional)


If you want a salt rim – pour some sea salt on a plate and rub the rim of your glasses with a lime or grapefruit wedge and then dip the rim in salt. Place your thin slices of grapefruit in each glass.

In a shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and sprindrift/club soda. (if you don’t have a shaker you can just divide the ingredients and stir it in each glass) shake it up, then evenly pour into each glass.

Add some ice and garnish with a lime wedge