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Strawberry Basil Paloma Cocktail with grapefruit and muddler on white marble

Strawberry Basil Paloma Cocktail

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  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Swap out the lime juice with muddled strawberries and fresh basil to try this twist on the popular Mexican classic grapefruit paloma cocktail.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces tequila repasado
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, chopped + extra for garnish
  • 3-4 large, fresh basil leaves
  • Grapefruit soda or club soda/grapefruit infused sparkling water with a little simple syrup as desired
  • Coarse salt for the glass rim (optional)
  • Ice


  1. Run a grapefruit slice along the rim of your paloma glass. Dip the rim of the glass onto a small plate with coarse salt until coated. Set aside.
  2. Muddle tequila, grapefruit juice, strawberries, and basil together in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill salt rimmed glasses halfway with ice and a couple chopped strawberries slices. Pour the strawberry basil paloma mix in the cocktail shaker over the ice. Top with grapefruit soda as desired and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry and some fresh basil. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes