Cheers to World Paloma Day

Jose Cuervo launched a cocktail for World Paloma Day in 2020 so that people can still enjoy their cocktail amidst the restrictions because of the pandemic. Profits from sales were donated to Drink Trust. (

Get your cocktail shaker and favorite tequila ready for World Paloma Day May 22.

This traditional Mexican drink is made with grapefruit soda, tequila and lime. Though not overly popular yet in the U.S., it’s gaining recognition after Cenote Tequila officially declared the national celebration in 2019. 

Haven’t tasted one yet? Try this Paloma recipe from

1. Rub a lime wedge around a glass and dip the rim in salt. 

2. Mix tequila and lime juice into the glass.

3. Fill with ice. Make sure to serve Paloma on the rocks.

4. Top with grapefruit soda and stir briefly and gently to combine.

Jovana Cresta Duhaylungsod, The Southwest Florida 100