Enjoy a little bit of Mexico with this simple, citrus non alcoholic paloma mocktail!
If you have never heard of a Paloma, then get ready to have a new favorite drink. The exact origin of the Paloma is a little hazy but it is believed to have been created in the 1860’s and named after a popular Mexican folk song
called “La Paloma” which means “the dove”.
No matter where the drink came from or how long people have been enjoying it, we know why it is so good.
Our delicious Paloma mocktail is even better than the alcoholic version. We skip the rum and focus on the flavors of the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave syrup.
One sip, and you will see why this drink has been around for decades!
we know why it is so good
What Does A Paloma Taste Like?
The Paloma is a little sweet, a little salty, sour and also a little bit bitter. It has it all! The lime juice and fresh grapefruit juice are what give the Paloma the sour, citrus taste. Grapefruit juice is also to blame for the bitter taste in the drink (but it’s bitter in a very good way!).
The agave gives it a sweetness that is unmatched. Agave is a perfect natural sweetener for mocktail recipes. You don’t have to worry if the sugar is dissolved or if the powdered sweetener is going to clump. Agave blends right into the drink!
The salt in the recipe obviously is what makes the drink salty. Don’t discount that pinch of salt though. It is definitely needed to tie the whole drink together in perfect unison.
Our Paloma mocktail has a splash of club soda to make the drink nice and fizzy. You can use sparkling water, lemon lime seltzer or even grapefruit flavored soda to add fizz to your glass. They will all work great!
Paloma’s are usually made with tequila or rum but we have created a non-alcoholic paloma version that is ideal for anyone. Essentially, if you are a grapefruit fan, you will love sipping on a big, chilled Paloma Mocktail.
So give this easy recipe a try and see why this amazing drink has been a favorite for so long!
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You Asked, We’re Answering!
Here are the answers to a few of your top questions about non alcoholic paloma. If you still have questions, feel free to shoot us a message and we will respond ASAP!
Why is the drink called a Paloma?
.It is not one hundred percent clear how the Paloma got it’s name. Some records point to the song La Paloma (The Dove) which was popular in the mid 1800s, around when the drink was originally invented.
Is a Paloma a girl drink?
Everyone can enjoy a refreshing Paloma. The bright grapefruit and lime flavors are simply delicious. Everyone will adore this incredible, fizzy drink.
How many calories are in Paloma?
A Paloma made with rum has about 160 calories. Our Paloma mocktail only has around 100 calories. Of course, the type of grape fruit juice you choose and the exact size of your glass may alter these numbers.
What is the difference between a margarita and a Paloma?
Margaritas are made with lemon and lime juice. Palomas are made with grapefruit juice. Palomas have fizzy club soda added to the mix while a margarita is a still drink. Classic palomas have rum and margaritas are made with tequila.
What makes a good mocktail?
A good mocktail will look and taste exactly like a cocktail. They should be full of well blended flavors that are exciting and new. A good mocktail should be appealing to the eye, using garnishes to be fancy and special.
Is mocktail good for health?
Not all mocktails are very healthy but all mocktails are healthier than a traditional cocktail. Since there is no alcohol in a mocktail, it instantly healthier.
Our paloma is pretty nutritious since lime juice and grapefruit juice are full of vitamins and minerals.
What can I drink to relax instead of alcohol?
Any tasty mocktail will help you relax without alcohol. The act of drinking a flavorful, exciting drink should put a smile on your face. Warm mocktails and teas are especially good to help you calm down.
Is a Paloma a common drink?
Palomas are common in Central America and the areas around Mexico where the drink originated. However, the Paloma is so easy to make, you should be able to get one just about anywhere you go.
Show your mixologist this recipe and they can likely whip one up for you!