July 11, 2020

Healthy Grapefruit Paloma Mocktail

A healthy grapefruit Paloma mocktail made with fresh grapefruit juice, tart lime juice, sparkling water, and sweetened with a touch of real maple syrup. This refreshing mocktail is sure to be a new favorite. 

grapefruit paloma in a clear glass with fresh slices of lime and grapefruit

Healthy Grapefruit Paloma Mocktail 

This healthy mocktail might be my favorite mocktail of all time. Just because you are avoiding alcohol, for any reason, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun fruity beverage and this one hits the spot every single time. It is a delicious balance of tart and sweet the perfect drink to sip on when it’s hot outside.

Traditional Palomas are usually made with grapefruit-flavored soda, lime juice, and tequila, then served over ice. This healthier non-alcoholic version combines fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, sparkling water, to make a refreshing mocktail. Instead of sweetened soda, this drink uses a touch of real maple syrup to sweeten things up a bit.

This recipe is naturally gluten-free, Paleo compliant, and vegan. Make one (or three!) and sip away!

 Mocktail Ingredients

sliced grapefruit and lime in white bowls

Grapefruit Juice: You can use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice or a cold pressed bottled juice will also work well. If you go with bottled juice, check the ingredients list to make sure that there are no additives or extra ingredients. The only ingredient should be grapefruit juice.

Lime Juice: The combination of grapefruit and lime works so so well. As with the grapefruit juice, you fresh squeezed or cold pressed juice for the best results.

Maple Syrup: This works as the perfect sweetener! Maple syrup easily dissolves in cold liquids which makes it the best choice for this drink. If you don’t have maple syrup, feel free to use a simple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener. Personally, I like to use half an ounce of maple syrup in this drink, but you can use more if you prefer.

Sparkling Water: Feel free to use plain sparkling water or kick things up a notch and use your favorite grapefruit or lime sparkling water.

How to Make a Paloma with Grapefruit Juice

overhead shot of grapefruit paloma with a fresh grapefruit slice

Step One: Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and maple syrup to a glass and stir until well combined.

Step Two: Fill the glass with ice.

Step Three: Top of the glass with sparkling water, stir to combine, and serve with a slice of lime and fresh grapefruit.

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overhead shot of grapefruit paloma mocktail slice of grapefruit

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Healthy Grapefruit Paloma Mocktail

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.51 oz maple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Sliced limes and grapefruit, for serving 

Method

  1. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and maple syrup to a glass and stir until well combined.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Top of the glass with sparkling water, stir to combine, and serve with a slice of lime and fresh grapefruit.

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    4 comments
  1. I love this mocktail! I’ve been making it on repeat for the past week. Its super refreshing and so easy to make.

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