Fresh grapefruit and ginger paloma

Fresh grapefruit and ginger Paloma

Course Cocktail, Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 .5 litres
Author Alida Ryder


for the ginger syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 5 cm piece fresh ginger sliced

for the Paloma

  • 500 ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 100 ml fresh lemon/lime juice
  • 100 ml tequila or more...
  • 300-500 ml soda water to taste
  • fresh lemon/lime slices
  • ice cubes


  • To make the syrup, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and allow to heat until the sugar has dissolved. Turn up the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat then allow to cool completely.
  • To make the paloma, combine the grapefruit juice and tequila in a jug then pour in some of the ginger syrup. Taste as you go to ensure it doesn't get too sweet. Top up with soda water, to taste, then serve in glasses with ice and lemon/lime slices.