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Honey Paloma

It's like a Margarita, only better. This delightful tequila based cocktail is bursting with grapefruit and honey. 

Yield: serves 1, multiply as needed

Author The Little Epicurean


  • 2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon honey syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 2 oz tequila
  • ice, as needed
  • grapefruit wedges, to garnish
  • grapefruit salt rim

Grapefruit Salt Rim:

  • 1 Tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated grapefruit zest

Honey Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Moisten the rim of serving glass with a lime wedge or a little bit of water. Turn glass upside down into grapefruit salt mixture.  Twist glass around to thoroughly salt the rim.

  2. Fill serving glass a little more than half full of ice. Pour in 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice.

  3. Add 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice. Follow with 2 tsp honey syrup. Add 2 oz club soda and 2 oz tequila. Stir to combine.

  4. Add more ice, if necessary. Garnish finished cocktail with a grapefruit wedge.

Grapefruit Salt Rim:

  1. Combine salt and grapefruit zest.  Keep on a flat plate.

Honey Syrup:

  1. In a small sauce pot combine water and honey. Set over medium heat.  Stir until honey dissolves into water.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.