Gemini: Spicy Paloma Recipe

Gemini: Spicy Paloma Recipe - Country Wine & Spirits

Gemini: Spicy Paloma Recipe

For all the Geminis out there who know how to dish out the bitter with the sweet, this cocktail is for you. The Paloma is a great drink that’s easy to make at home, but just like any good Gemini, this recipe has a spicy kick to it. The Spicy Paloma is the newest recipe from our Mixtrology Series and is ready to add a little bit of drama and unpredictability to your liquor cabinet.

We know you can be pretty open-minded which is why we’ve brought you one of our boldest cocktail recipes yet. This recipe showcases your favorite tequila alongside grapefruit juice to create a fresh bittersweet flavor that’s enhanced by...jalapeno. Yes, we said it. Jalapeno!

This recipe rounds out the flavors of a traditional Paloma and says, we are breaking convention, we are trying something new, and we are busting out of this routine with something you’ve never tried before! You and your fellow signs can thank us for the expanded palate later. 

Ever the perfect brunch drink, surprise your friends with this inventive recipe that’s as exciting and layered as you are.  

Servings: 1


  • 2 oz tequila

  • 2 oz grapefruit juice

  • 1 tsp simple syrup

  • 1 oz lime juice

  • Sliced jalapeno – the more jalapeno, the spicier!

  • Splash of soda water


  1. Prep your jalapenos by slicing and removing the seeds. The more jalapeno you add to the drink, the spicier it will be.

  2. Pour your tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and sliced jalapeno into a chilled cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  3. Shake to make sure that your drink is evenly chilled throughout. Strain and pour the drink into a glass of your choosing.

  4. Top off with soda water. Grapefruit flavored seltzer can help enhance the natural flavors of your grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda adds sweetness for those with a sweet tooth.

  5. Garnish your drink with a sliver of grapefruit and a jalapeno round to finish.

  6. Enjoy!

Check out the other recipes from our Mixtrology Series Cocktails here!