Easy Broiled Grapefruit Paloma

broiled grapefruit paloma in an old fashioned martini glass rimmed with sugar.

This easy broiled grapefruit paloma is a fun twist on a classic with just a few simple ingredients. It's perfect for a winter version of the bright grapefruit cocktail!


  • 2, 1/2-inch thick grapefruit slices
  • sugar, for broiling
  • 1 oz light agave nectar
  • 4 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz club soda or sparkling water
  • sparkling sugar for rim (optional)


For broiled grapefruit:

  1. Place grapefruit slices in a baking dish. Sprinkle with grapefruit with sugar.
  2. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes or until tops are crystalized. Remove and let cool before using in cocktails.

To prepare palomas:

  1. Wet the rim of 2 glasses and dip in sparkling sugar (optional). 
  2. In a shaker, combine agave, tequila, and grapefruit juice over ice. Shake well and strain into the 2 glasses.
  3. Top each with club soda and stir. Garnish with broiled grapefruit slices.


  • Watch the grapefruit slices carefully, as they will burn easily!
  • You can squeeze the grapefruit juice up to a few hours in advance. Any longer and it will lose some of its bright flavor.
  • If you don't have agave nectar, you can use a basic simple syrup or a honey simple syrup.

Keywords: broiled grapefruit paloma, easy winter paloma