Binny's Home Bartender: Spicy Fever-Tree Paloma

The Paloma cocktail is the cool, refreshing, grapefruity cousin of the Margarita. Both are Tequila and citrus centric, but the Paloma is a tall drink in which the mixer shares center stage with the liquor. All too often this incredibly fresh and quenching highball doesn’t live up to its billing as a Mexican classic due to the unfortunate combination of less-than-stellar Tequila and insipid grapefruit soda. The secret to any simple cocktail is excellent ingredients so we use a good Blanco Tequila (or Mezcal if you prefer a little rustic smokiness) and Fever-Tree Pink Grapefruit Soda. The natural grapefruit flavor in Fever-Tree really pops when it meets the salted rim and the spicy chile notes of Casamigas Jalapeno Tequila. This is a must try cocktail for Cinco de Mayo and beyond.


Spicy Fever-Tree Paloma



  1. Rim a Collins glass with lime and salt.
  2. Fill with ice. Add agave nectar, lime juice, tequila, stir. Top with Fever-Tree Pink Grapefruit. Garnish.

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