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Spicy Jalapeno Paloma

You’ll love the Spicy Jalapeno Paloma, a drink with a vibrant twist on the classic version of paloma. This drink balances the sharp zest of grapefruit with the warmth of jalapeno slices, creating a refreshingly daring mix. Adding agave syrup and lime juice brings a sweet and tangy layer that complements the smoky flavor of tequila. It’s the perfect choice for those who appreciate a kick of spice in their sips. The fizz from club soda rounds it all off, making every sip an unforgettable refreshment. For a unique taste, try this spicy take on the traditional Paloma.

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spicy jalapeno Paloma

Spicy Jalapeno Paloma

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, paloma, Tequila
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy a refreshing Spicy Jalapeno Paloma, where zest meets spice in a perfect blend. Check out the recipe and mix up this drink.


  • 2 oz. tequila you can use blanco tequila for a crisp clean taste
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup adjust to taste for sweetness
  • 2 oz. grapefruit juice fresh is best, but store-bought works too
  • 2-3 slices jalapeno slice more for spicier taste
  • Grapefruit soda or club soda to top off
  • Salt and a grapefruit wedge for the rim


Prepare the Glass:

  • Take a slice of lime and run it around the edge of your glass.
  • Dip the rim into salt to coat it lightly.
  • Fill the glass with ice to keep your drink chilled.

Mix the Drink:

  • In a shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, grapefruit juice, and jalapeno slices.
  • Add a handful of ice to the shaker.
  • Shake well for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture and infuse it with the jalapeno’s heat.

Assemble the Paloma:

  • Strain the mixture into your prepared glass, leaving the jalapeno slices and ice in the shaker.
  • Top off the glass with club soda for a refreshing fizz.
  • Gently stir to combine the flavors.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit or a lime slice and maybe an extra jalapeno slice for an added kick.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the spicy, zesty flavors of your Spicy Jalapeno Paloma.
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Spicy Jalapeno Paloma
See also  Black Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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