Paloma Perfecta

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

This cocktail is so juicy and fresh that it makes raw grapefruit look like an imposter. A low-ABV variation on a Paloma, this afternoon sipper opts out of using tequila all together. Instead, the drink goes all-in on the grapefruit, layering fresh grapefruit juice with a grapefruit oleo saccharum syrup, grapefruit soda and grapefruit beer (we like Sixpoint Rad or Stiegl Radler). Like an Everlasting Gobstopper dissolving on your tongue, you can taste each different expression of the citrus fruit as the cocktail unfolds on your palate. It’s a bright and tangy explosion, perfect for cooling down on a balmy summer day.



  • 0.75 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 0.75 oz Grapefruit Syrup
  • 3 oz Squirt Soda
  • 3 oz Grapefruit Beer


Step one

Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a highball with cubed ice.

Step two

Stir and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Contributed by Supercall

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