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two glasses with grapefruit slices, pink flowers, and basil leaves.

Frozen Honey Palomas

Amy Traynor
This frozen tequila cocktail is sweet, tart, and simple to batch for a group. A quick honey syrup enhances the sweet, floral flavors of freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice and blanco tequila.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz tequila or mezcal (I used Insolito Blanco)
  • 3 oz freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender with 3/4 cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with grapefruit and basil, if desired.


  • Use a good quality blender that's capable of pulverizing ice into a uniform texture.
  • Freeze the liquid ingredients (minus the tequila or mezcal) in advance, if possible. This will help create a colder, smoother, less watered down drink. If freezing ingredients, add a 1/2 cup of crushed ice (rather than 3/4 cup) when blending.
  • Use crushed ice rather than cubed ice for the best texture.
  • Chill your glassware ahead of time to keep things extra cold.
Keyword frozen cocktails, mezcal, paloma, summer cocktails, tequila
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