Pitcher O’Palomas

8 servings.

An equally delicious and refreshing cousin of the margarita – – this cocktail combines freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juices with tequila, topped with a bit of fizz!


  • 2 cups tequila, or to taste
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • Sparkling grapefruit juice, sparkling grapefruit water, grapefruit soda (e.g. Fresca or Squirt)

Optional garnishes: kosher salt for rim, grapefruit and/or lime slices or wedges


  • In a small pourable cooler or container, stir together the tequila, grapefruit and lime juices. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  • To serve, if desired, salt the rim of cocktail glass by rubbing the glass edge with grapefruit wedge and dipping it into small plate of salt.
  • Fill glasses with desired amount of ice. Add about ⅔ cup of chilled tequila mixture. Top with about ¼ cup sparkling grapefruit juice (or sparkling water or grapefruit soda).
  • Garnish with grapefruit and/or lime slices or wedges.

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