The Paloma (Spanish for "dove") is a tequila-based cocktail. This drink is most commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice, and a grapefruit-flavored soda.
Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
Fresh Lime Juice
Grapefruit Soda or Fresh Grapefruit
Rim glass with salt (optional). Fill glass with ice and add Tequila and lime juice. Top off with grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice. Garnish with lime wedge.
Gin was the original spirit of choice in the Prohibition-era Greyhound. When vodka caught the attention of American drinkers after World War II, it quickly replaced the gin. Either spirit is an excellent choice.
Vodka or Gin
Grapefruit juice or grapefruit soda
For a Salty Dog, same as above, salt the rim of your glass prior to adding ingredients.