Low-Sugar Paloma – The Actual Meals Dietitians

Higher-for-You Cocktail Week continues with this Low-Sugar Paloma. A refreshing mixture of grapefruit and lime juices with simply sufficient tequila to shake issues up, and it’s lovely blushing pink colour. This has shortly turn out to be considered one of our favourite drinks this summer time. 

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On the finish of an extended weekor in the midst of a summer time staycation—few issues hit the spot like our Low-Sugar Paloma. Made with freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, and sweetened with the tiniest little bit of honey, it’s candy and tart and equally nice as a mocktail or cocktail if you add a splash of tequila. 

Whereas grapefruits are sometimes regarded as bitter and in want of a dusting of sugar, we’re right here to dispel that fantasy! Utilizing pink or ruby pink grapefruits (or shopping for the pre-squeezed juice) makes these Low-Sugar Palomas simply candy sufficient. In fact, you’ll be able to add a little bit honey to style, should you like. I typically do as a result of it makes a pleasant counterpart to the salty rim and tart lime juice. 

Elements to Make a Low-Sugar Paloma

    • Grapefruits – Grapefruit juice can even work. Search for one within the fridge part with out added sweeteners. 
  • Limes – Whereas pre-made or bottled lime juice will work in pinch, nothing compares to the style of freshly-squeezed lime juice so we advise at all times utilizing recent limes when making cocktails.
  • Honey – Only a tiny bit is all you want, however you’ll be able to actually go away it out should you’d like. Skipping the honey and the tequila makes this a fantastic Complete30-friendly mocktail. For a vegan model, attempt agave nectar or a number of drops of liquid stevia should you need a little bit further sweetness.
  • Tequila – We like a tequila Blanco (or silver) for this Low-Sugar Paloma for its clear style however a pleasant tequila reposado can even work.
  • Glowing Water – That is elective nevertheless it provides a little bit of fizz whereas additionally making your drink stretch a little bit additional. We suggest both plain, lime, or grapefruit-flavored glowing water with out added sweeteners.
  • Coarse Salt – Whereas elective, a little bit coarse salt on the rim enhances the naturally sweet-tart flavors of the grapefruit and lime juices.
  • Ice 

How you can Make a Low-Sugar Paloma

This is likely one of the best cocktails (or mocktails) you may make—particularly should you begin with pre-made juice as an alternative of compacting your individual grapefruits. You don’t even want a flowery cocktail shaker—a mason jar and a spoon (or a tight-fitting lid) will work simply tremendous!

Juice the grapefruits and limes. You may merely do that by squeezing them however you’ll make faster work of it with an affordable handheld citrus reamer. Now pour the juices right into a jar or small pitcher. 

Stir in a little bit honey should you’d like. Then add the tequila and provides it one other stir. In the event you’re making a mocktail, you’ll be able to add the juice of an additional lime. 

To salt the edges of the glasses, pour a little bit coarse salt right into a shallow bowl or dish. I like so as to add a little bit grapefruit or lime zest to the salt nevertheless it’s completely elective. Now take a wedge of lime and run it across the rim of every glass and invert the glasses, separately, into the salt and twist the glass backwards and forwards a number of instances.

Now, for the very best half. Fill the glasses with ice and pour the juice combination excessive leaving an inch or so for some glowing water, if desired. 

Suggestions for Making Forward

You may simply prep these Low-Sugar Palomas forward as they’ll maintain within the fridge for as much as Four days. Simply retailer the juice combination (with tequila, if utilizing) in a jar with a tight-fitting lid within the fridge or a cooler with ice till able to serve. 

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Low-Sugar Paloma

A lightweight and refreshing cocktail with simply the slightest trace of sweetness from honey.

  • Creator: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes.
  • Whole Time: 10 minutes.
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Class: Refined Sugar-Free


  • 6 oz pink or ruby pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed from 34 massive grapefruits or bottled)
  • Three oz tequila
  • 1½ ozfresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey (Optionally available; could substitute with agave nectar or a number of drops of liquid stevia for vegan)
  • Glowing water (Optionally available)
  • Coarse salt for glass rims (Optionally available)
  • Ice


  1. Juice the grapefruits and limes. Pour juice right into a jar or small pitcher.
  2. Stir in honey, if utilizing, and tequila. Stir to combine.
  3. To salt rims of glasses: Pour a small quantity of coarse salt right into a shallow dish. Rub a slice of freshly-cut lime alongside the rim of every glass. Invert glass onto the dish and twist the glass aspect to aspect a number of instances to coat the rim with salt.
  4. Add ice to glasses and pour Paloma over ice leaving sufficient room so as to add a little bit glowing water to the highest, if desired. Serve instantly.


  • Serving Measurement: ½ recipe
  • Energy: 143
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fats: 0g
  • Saturated Fats: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: og

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