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two spicy Paloma cocktails

Spicy Paloma Cocktail

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


For this Spicy Paloma Cocktail, tequila teams up with fresh lime and grapefruit, a pink grapefruit spritzer, and a homemade agave simple syrup resulting in a refreshing cocktail that will most certainly become your drink of choice.


Units Scale
  • 4 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz jalapeno agave simple syrup
  • .25 oz grapefruit juice
  • sparkling pink grapefruit spritzer

For the Jalapeno Agave Simple Syrup: 

  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 whole fresh jalapeno, sliced


For the Jalapeno Agave Simple Syrup:

  1. Add the water, turbinado sugar, agave nectar, and jalapeno slices to a small cooking pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store and refrigerate any unused simple syrup.

For the Spicy Paloma Cocktail:

  1. Add ice cubes to a tall glass.
  2. Add the tequila, lime juice, jalapeno agave simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Stir. 
  3. Top with the sparkling pink grapefruit spitzer.
  4. Garnish with lime and a slice of jalapeno (optional). 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Pour
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 343
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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