Smoky Paloma

The Smoky Paloma is a sultry variation of the classic Paloma cocktail, swapping out tequila for mezcal to add a smoky depth. The combination of grapefruit soda, lime juice, and the earthy undertones of mezcal creates a complex yet refreshing drink. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy a cocktail with a little edge, making it ideal for both casual gatherings and upscale events.


  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Grapefruit Soda to top
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Lime or grapefruit wedge for garnish


  1. Rim the glass with salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Add the mezcal and lime juice.
  4. Top with grapefruit soda.
  5. Stir gently to combine.
  6. Garnish with a lime or grapefruit wedge.