Blood Orange Paloma – a quick and easy refreshing cocktail with tequila, fresh juice, and 7UP. Turn brunch, or anytime, up a notch. 

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Looking for a fun twist on a classic Paloma recipe?

​A blood orange Paloma is a delightful and distinctive cocktail that brings a refreshing twist to the classic Paloma.

This Blood Orange Paloma is a vibrant mix of our amaretto sour and Garibaldi cocktail, with blood orange juice and refreshing citrus notes. The unique flavor profile of blood oranges adds a sweet and slightly tart taste, enhancing the overall citrusy goodness of the drink. 

What Is a Paloma Cocktail?

Coined as the national drink of Mexico, a traditional Paloma cocktail is a combination of tequila, lime, salt, and grapefruit juice. It’s kind of like an aperol drink but with tequila. 

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What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • SWEET & REFRESHING – This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and the classic Paloma’s signature effervescence, making it a delicious choice for those who appreciate a flavorful and visually appealing drink. After one sip, this drink will become one of your new favorite summer cocktails.

What You Need to Make a Blood Orange Paloma

  • Blood oranges – Fresh is always best.Blood orange season usually lasts from December to April. 
  • Ice
  • Sugar
  • High-quality Tequila Anejo – Aged tequila with notes of vanilla, caramel, and wood. 
  • 7 UP
  • Lime wedges for garnish
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How to Make a Blood Orange Paloma

  • Start by squeezing the juice from the blood oranges into a small container; you can strain out the pulp or seeds if you want. Store the juice until you’re ready to use it.
  • When you’re set to mix, grab each glass and pour 2 oz of tequila over ice. Add ¼ cup of fresh blood orange juice to each glass. Finish it off by topping each glass with chilled 7UP.
  • Don’t forget the finishing touch! Garnish each glass with a lime wedge, and your refreshing drink is ready to be served. Cheers!
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Expert Recipe Tips


  • Want to cut back on the sugar? Use seltzer water instead of 7UP.
  • Not a 7UP fan? Use simple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten your cocktail instead.
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Take your next happy hour up a notch with this Blood Orange Paloma recipe! It’s like summer in a glass. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 

Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer

5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
American
Author: Kita Roberts
5 minutes
Serves: 2 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 blood oranges
  • Ice
  • 2 to 4 oz High-Quality Tequila Anejo
  • 7 UP
  • Lime Wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice from the blood oranges into a small container, strain pulp or seeds if desired, and store until ready to use.
  • When ready to mix, pour 2 oz tequila over ice in each glass. Add ¼ cup fresh blood orange juice to each. Top each with chilled 7UP.
  • Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 55g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Recipe FAQs

Yes, tequila blanco can be a good substitute for tequila añejo in certain cocktails. While blanco is not aged as long as añejo, it brings a vibrant and crisp flavor that works well in various mixed drinks, offering a different but enjoyable profile.

Nope, but you can use one if you want to make it extra cold. 

Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Blood Orange Paloma Spritzer

5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
American
Author: Kita Roberts
5 minutes
Serves: 2 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 blood oranges
  • Ice
  • 2 to 4 oz High-Quality Tequila Anejo
  • 7 UP
  • Lime Wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice from the blood oranges into a small container, strain pulp or seeds if desired, and store until ready to use.
  • When ready to mix, pour 2 oz tequila over ice in each glass. Add ¼ cup fresh blood orange juice to each. Top each with chilled 7UP.
  • Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 55g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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5 Comments

  1. Okay, so you’re obsessed with mezcal and I’m obsessed with blood oranges! Which means we really need to combine our two drinks (especially since we clearly both use 7UP). This looks great as-is, however…LOVE IT! xoxo

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