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Old Fashioned Paloma (Bourbon and Grapefruit Cocktail)

Amy Traynor
This refreshing whiskey cocktail is a playful mashup of two classics - the Paloma and the Old Fashioned. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4-6 oz grapefruit soda
  • squeeze of a lemon or lime wedge (optional, recommended if using a sweet soda)


  • Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the bourbon and bitters to the glass and stir to chill.
  • Top with chilled grapefruit soda and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.
  • Garnish with grapefruit and a sprig of fresh mint.


To make it without grapefruit soda:

  1. Make a simple syrup or honey syrup.
  2. Next, add your bourbon and bitters to your ice-filled glass.
  3. Now add 2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and 1/2 ounce simple or honey syrup.
  4. Finally, top with chilled sparkling water and stir gently. Garnish with grapefruit and a sprig of fresh mint.
Keyword Angostura bitters, grapefruit soda, paloma, whiskey
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