Strawberry Paloma

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A Strawberry Paloma is a twist on the traditional paloma. It’s full of fresh strawberries, honey, ginger beer, grapefruit soda, and tequila.

We love fruit flavored cocktails of all kinds. Some of our other favorites include these Strawberry Mimosa, Blueberry Mojito, Salty Dog, and Raspberry Martini recipes.

Top down view of strawberry drinks in glasses.

Strawberry Paloma Recipe:

Our strawberry paloma recipe is a fun twist on this easy paloma recipe. It’s chock full of fresh strawberry flavor with plenty of sweetness from honey and two kinds of soda. Add your favorite brand of tequila, and you’re in business!

Serve up a few glasses of this fruit flavored cocktail at your next girls’ get together or for a bridal shower brunch. Make 1, 2, or even a large batch. There’s no wrong way to enjoy this strawberry ginger cocktail.

How to Make a Strawberry Paloma:

  1. Start by placing the strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or wooden spoon) and mash the strawberries until they break down into small pieces.
  2. Add the honey, ginger beer, grapefruit soda, and tequila.
  3. Next, close the drink shaker, and swirl gently to mix.
  4. Strain into glasses over ice. Enjoy!
Collage showing how make a strawberry paloma.

Strawberry Paloma Variations and Tips:

  • Taste the strawberries before starting, and adjust the amount of honey accordingly. Use the strawberries sliced, diced, or whole. Whatever works for you!
  • Try using sugar, coconut sugar, or agave nectar in place of honey. If using coconut sugar or granulated sugar, add it with the strawberries and muddle the two together to help break down the fruit.
  • My son describes ginger beer as “spicy.” It’s not spicy like a habanero “spicy,” but it does have a bit of a bite from the fresh ginger. Ginger ale makes a great substitute and has a milder flavor. Many ginger beer varieties are non-alcoholic, so all you’ll be adding is flavor and some carbonation.
  • Swap out grapefruit soda with fresh grapefruit juice. Juice will be more tart than soda, so adjust the honey accordingly.
  • Use whatever kind of tequila you prefer, either silver or gold will work.
  • After you’ve placed all the ingredients in the drink shaker, gently swirl it to mix the ingredients. Otherwise, the soda will fizz up and make a huge mess.
  • For a different variation try a strawberry basil paloma, a strawberry lemonade paloma (swap the grapefruit soda with lemonade), a cucumber paloma, or blackberry basil lemonade paloma (yum!).
Strawberry palomas in glasses.

Storage Recommendations:

Storage: Enjoy this strawberry paloma immediately after preparation. We do not recommend making it in advance.

Top down view strawberry tequila cocktail with lemon slice.

Strawberry Paloma

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup honey, adjust to taste *See Note
  • 1 ½ cup grapefruit juice, or soda
  • 1 cup ginger beer, or ginger-flavored soda plus extra to top off drinks
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 2 cups ice


  • Place strawberries into a drink shaker and muddle to a pulp.
    1 ½ cups fresh strawberries
  • Add honey, grapefruit soda, tequila, and ginger beer.
    ¼ cup honey
    1 ½ cup grapefruit juice
    1 cup ginger beer
    ½ cup tequila
  • Gently swirl to combine, and strain into glasses over ice.
    2 cups ice
  • Garnish if desired. Serve chilled.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of approximately 1 (8-ounce) glass. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Adjust the amount of honey depending on the ingredients used. More honey is needed for ingredients like fresh grapefruit juice and ginger beer. Less honey is needed for ginger ale and grapefruit soda.
*Recipe and photos courtesy of Ana Fernandez.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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