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Light Citrus Paloma Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -3 1x


Light Citrus Paloma Cocktail Recipe with Orange


  • 12 large Oranges (Juiced) or  4 ounces fresh juice.- Preferably cold
  • Lemon or lime – Splash of juice plus extra for lining the rim of glasses with salt (if desired).
  • 23.5 ounces tequila blanco/silver
  • 2 tbsp or more agave nectar (light)- Adjust to your liking.
  • Coarse sea salt or margarita for garnishing rim glass
  • Optional Ice
  • Chilled 10 to 14 oz sparkling citrus/flavored water or low cal soda (Like La Croix or Bai Bubbles grapefruit that’s sugar free). See notes.
  • Lemon (or other citrus fruit) slices to garnish
  • orange peel to garnish and/or fresh edible flowers to garnish


  1. In a large container or bowl, juice your orange and lemon or lime juice.
  2. Mix in agave and tequila. Set aside.
  3. Take the sliced/cut lime or lemon wedge and moisten the rim with it. Then dip each glass in the coarse salt (if desired). Alternatively, you can also just add a splash of salt to the drink if you prefer not to dip the rim in salt.
  4. Next Pour the tequila and juice mix evenly into the 2 glasses (with or without ice if you prefer)
  5. Top each glass with Add  5-7 ounces of sparkling flavored water or low cal soda into each glass. (10-14 ounces total)
  6. Garnish with a spritz of lemon juice and then garnish with a pinch of orange peel and/or herbs, flowers for festive look!


  • Low Sugar Sparkling water or grapefruit soda options – La Croix, Bai Bubbles, or Izze Sparkling grapefruit are all naturally sweetened with no added sugar.
  • This is easy to make in a cocktail shaker. Just combine all ingredients then top with sparkling water before serving. You can easily make 3 smaller glasses for serving. Or double! Adjust tequila/agave sweetener to your liking

  • If you are using a sparkling water versus a low cal soda, then you might need to adjust the agave to sweeten to your liking. The low cal soda will be more sweet, so less agave is needed.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Category: drink
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 12.6 g
  • Sodium: 632 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cocktail, mexican, light, low sugar, sugar free, drink, paloma, holiday drink