Paloma Gose Beer | Paloma Cocktail

This sour beer mimes Mexico's Paloma cocktail, a refreshing mix of grapefruit and Tequila. Does it succeed? Make the original and see for yourself.
Paloma cocktail / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

The Beer

Paloma Gose (Schlafly/The Saint Louis Brewery; St. Louis); abv: 4.5%

The German-style ale brewed with grapefruit, lime, coriander and salt meets Mexico’s famed Paloma cocktail. It’s golden and bright in the glass, with a fresh grapefruit-peel scent. It drinks like a classic sour gose. It includes a distinctly mouthwatering saline quality, finishing with refreshing lime acidity. It doesn’t have the sweetness that grapefruit soda provides in the classic cocktail, but it would make a great poolside refresher. Note: Schlafly also makes a Kentucky Mule-inspired ale. 

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The Cocktail

Paloma Ingredients
  • 6 ounces grapefruit soda, like Jarritos
  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1 lime wedge

In Collins glass, stir together grapefruit soda and Tequila over ice. Squeeze lime wedge if more tartness is desired. Use wedge as garnish.

Note: If grapefruit soda isn’t available, mix grapefruit juice with simple syrup and club soda.

Published on August 23, 2018
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email:

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