On May 22, World Paloma Day recognizes the national drink of Mexico. This refreshing cocktail made with tequila and grapefruit soda is definitely worth celebrating!

The growing reputation of the Paloma in the United States may be related to its sparkling personality. The vibrant flavor and bright citrus notes combined with a light, energetic flare makes the Paloma a celebration drink. So turn up the music while enjoying.

However, where and when the Paloma began is a bit of mystery. In 1938, the first grapefruit soda came on the scene in the United States. From there, the soda made its way to Mexico in 1955. Whoever first mixed tequila, lime and grapefruit soda brought together an undeniably beautiful and delightful beverage.

The Paloma’s shimmering character is just one reason it is the most popular cocktail in Mexico. Easily mixed in large batches to serve in a pitcher for company, the Paloma complements a summer cookout, as well as a more formal affair.


Order a Paloma tonight, mix one up yourself or make a pitcher to share with friends. To enjoy at home, try this recipe:

2 oz Cenote Blanco Tequila
1⁄2 oz Fresh lime juice
Grapefruit soda, to top

Garnish – lime wedge or grapefruit wedge
Add tequila and lime juice to a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly.

Use #WorldPalomaDay to share on social media.

Always drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver.

Cenote Tequila


Cenote Tequila founded World Paloma Day in 2019 to celebrate the growing popularity of Mexico’s signature drink, the Paloma.

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