If you love a classic Paloma, try our frozen Paloma cocktail! It’s easy to make with only four simple ingredients and a blender! Perfect for a summer gathering.
While a Paloma drink exudes coolness all on its own, blending it up makes it the ultimate refreshment on a warm day. In English, the name means peaceful, making it the sweet breeze you crave in the summertime.
Similar to our Frozen Gin and Tonic, we’ve given this classic drink a fun summer twist! The flavor is delicious and it will keep you cool all summer long.
Keep reading to learn how to make a frozen Paloma and about the benefits this drink brings!
How To Make a Frozen Paloma
This thirst-quenching cocktail will satisfy your tastebuds with very little prep work. One thing we love about this recipe is that you don’t need to make a simple syrup. Just a few tablespoons sugar, sugar alternative or agave will do the trick!
For this Paloma recipe, you will need a blender and these ingredients:
Ingredients for a Frozen Paloma
- Grapefruit Juice
- Lime Juice
Add the ingredients into a blender with ice and blend until smooth.
Pour the cocktail into a lowball glass and garnish with a grapefruit or lime wedge.
Choosing Your Tequila
Choose a blanco or silver to bring the flavor profile you want for this drink. Here are a few of our favorites:
Paloma Vs. Margarita
A Paloma is made with grapefruit juice and lime. The citrus stands out from the grapefruit.
The Margarita is made with lime juice and Cointreau or Triple Sec. We have a wonderful skinny margarita recipe that’s perfect if you’re in the mood!
Why is it called a Paloma?
While there is no exact evidence of where the name came from, some people believe its name came from a popular folk song, La Paloma, composed in the 1860s in Mexico.
Benefits of Sipping a Summer Frozen Paloma Drink
This frozen beverage carries a number of benefits compared to other alcoholic choices.
Tequila is made from agave nectar, making it low in sugar while still sweet. You can opt for a no added sugar version of this cocktail by using something like Truvia as the sweetener.
Tequila also contains healthy bacteria called probiotics that aid in gut health. This drink actually helps lower the glucose index in the body and spikes insulin, making it a better choice for diabetics who want to sip on a summery cocktail.
Cool yourself down this summer with a hot choice! You and your guests will love the refreshing flavor and benefits of the frozen Paloma. The spritz of citrus in a slushy drink will delight your senses.
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Frozen Paloma Cocktail
- 4 1/2 ounces tequila
- 5 ounces grapefruit juice
- 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 2 1/2 cups ice, more if needed
- Add all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth. You can add more ice if needed.
- Pour into two glasses and ganrish with a grapefruit wedge.