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Strawberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

A twist on the classic Paloma cocktail recipe, we added some strawberry flavor to this Strawberry Paloma!


While all the craze on the days leading up to Cinco de Mayo was about margaritas, we were drinking another great Mexican cocktail the Paloma. We needed a good drink for the weekend festivities and since there was a lot of celebrating Cinco de Mayo going on, we decided that we would be sipping on a Paloma for sure! This strawberry paloma cocktail recipe will be perfect for the celebration!


Strawberry Paloma

Already a great summer sipper, we mixed it up bit with some spring strawberries to make a great Strawberry Paloma! This strawberry tequila cocktail is the perfect spring sipper.


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Strawberry Paloma cocktails in highball glasses with straws, strawberries and grapefruit wedges.

Highballs / Paper Straws

While most people think that the margarita is the favorite drink of Mexico, in reality you are far more likely to find Mexicans drinking the Paloma! The Paloma is a refreshing highball sipper full of tequila, grapefruit soda, a splash of fresh lime juice all on top of crushed ice, a perfect sipper for summer.


Crisp and full of effervescent citrus and blanco tequila, the paloma is at home on the beach as it is in a bar and is a great way to enjoy a cool drink on a hot day!

Strawberry Paloma cocktail with strawberries, grapefruit wedges and strawberries. Jigger, white napkin, flowers and red cake stand in background

What Ingredients are Needed for the Strawberry Paloma?


The last few summers, the paloma has been our go to drink for days in the pool as it is really easy to make, plus it is a great starting point for mixing variations! The simplicity of the paloma not only makes it great, but it makes it easy to add in some other flavors to create a delicious variation on the base drink.


In this case, we wanted to have a drink that would bring the feeling of spring while adding in a flavor that would work well with the grapefruit soda.


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Strawberry Paloma cocktail in highballs glasses. Strawberry, grapefruit wedge and straws

We had a bunch of delicious spring strawberries left over from some of our previous drinks (Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri Float anyone?) so we couldn’t let them go to waste, so we made up a batch of strawberry syrup. Strawberry is a really great spring and summer flavor and one that works really well with the crisp citrus bite from grapefruit.

Our strawberry syrup added just a hint of berry fresh sweetness that balances out the tartness of the lime while giving just a hint of pink to the drink!

Strawberry Paloma cocktail in highballs with red straws, strawberry and grapefruit wedge. Wood Spoon, jigger, red cake stand and flowers in background

If You Are Looking for More Tequila Cocktails, Try These!


Give the Strawberry Paloma tequila cocktail recipe a try and see why it might just make you forget the margarita next time you need a tequila drink!




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Strawberry Paloma, pink cocktails in highballs, red straws, strawberries and grapefruit slices. Greenery, jigger and red stand in background
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The Strawberry Paloma - A Tequila Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A strawberry version of the classic Paloma cocktail. Light and flavorful.


Strawberry Paloma Cocktail


Add crushed ice to a highball glass.

Add tequila, lime and strawberry syrup.

Top with grapefruit soda.

Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 0gSugar: 56gProtein: 0.1g

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Tuesday 6th of June 2017

Don't like tequila but your cocktail looks delish!


Thursday 25th of May 2017

Oh, these remind me of Mexico!! Never had them with strawberry though...need to try this out


Monday 15th of May 2017

Oh man, I love palomas!! Gotta try out this strawberry one... like today. LOL!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 20th of May 2017

I do, too! They are so good, cheers to you!


Monday 15th of May 2017

I can't believe I've never had a Paloma! Love the pairing of the strawberry syrup with the grapefruit soda. They look and sound so refreshing and such a great alternative to margaritas! These will definitely be making an appearance at my cookouts this summer!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 20th of May 2017

WHAT?!?! We must remedy that immediately! They are so good, please enjoy! Cheers!


Monday 15th of May 2017

I almost like Palomas more than margaritas - Love the addition of strawberry!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 20th of May 2017

Agreed, they are such a great tequila cocktail! Thanks so much, and cheers!

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