Sunny Paloma Twist

This Ginger Paloma cocktail is a refreshing and zesty alternative to a classic margarita. With the tangy flavors of grapefruit and lime, topped off with the spicy kick of ginger beer, it's the perfect drink to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or to savor on any sunny day.

Sunny Paloma Twist

A zesty and refreshing cocktail with tequila, grapefruit juice, and a spicy kick of ginger beer.

4.02 from 39 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 2 oz tequila
  • Juice from 1/2 a fresh lime
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • Ginger beer to top
  • Ice


  1. Place 2-3 ice cubes in a highball glass.
  2. Add 2 ounces of tequila, using blanco or reposado for the best flavor.
  3. Squeeze the juice from half a lime into the glass.
  4. Pour in 4 ounces of grapefruit juice. Fresh grapefruit juice is ideal, but refrigerated store-bought juice works well too.
  5. Fill the glass with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired, and serve!