Watermelon Paloma

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Much better than a mixer, the watermelon gives this traditional Mexican cocktail a sweet and colorful punch. Add a watermelon wedge for a festive garnish at your next fiesta!

Course Drinks
Servings 2 cocktails


  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup watermelon juice, frozen in ice cube tray
  • 2 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • club soda
  • kosher salt
  • sprigs mint or basil for garnish
  • 2 wedges watermelon for garnish


  1. Pour a generous amount of salt on a small plate. Line the rims of two glasses with lime juice and gently dip the rims into the salt. Combine the silver tequila, grapefruit juice, watermelon, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to mash the watermelon with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

    Carefully add ice cubes of choice to the glass and, using a strainer, pour the tequila mixture over the ice. Top with club soda and garnish with mint or basil and a small watermelon wedge.

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