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“On a family trip to Guadalajara, Mexico a few years back we often had a drink called a "Rusa", which I found out later is also known as a Paloma. We've been enjoying these for years now. They're easier to make than Margaritas but just as tasty and refreshing. We don't really use a recipe, but I found this one from Martha Stewart. We don't do the "drunken lime" floater, but it sounds like a fun idea. Enjoy!”
1 10 oz. drink

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 ounce platinum tequila
  • 1 (13 1/2 ounce) bottlemexican grapefruit soda (can use Squirt soda instead)
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish
  • ice
  • coarse salt, for rim (I like to add a pinch of salt to the drink itself, along with the lime juice)


  1. Rub rim of a highball glass with lime wedge; invert glass in a small dish of coarse salt, twisting to coat rim.
  2. Fill glass halfway with ice, 1 teaspoon lime juice, and 1 ounce platinum tequila, then top with Mexican grapefruit soda.
  3. Stir.
  4. Place cored-out lime half in drink and fill with tequila (try a reposado for added flavor).

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