Blood Orange Paloma

Blood Orange Paloma - Pretty pink cocktail with lime and blood red orange with a rosemary sprig in tall clear glasses set on a marble table, with barman's tools and metal shaker.

Perfectly citrus-y with a subtle sweetness, the Blood Orange Paloma is a great addition to your bartending repertoire. This version was created in honor of “Dry January,” a 30-day challenge for folks to “drink to their health” and enjoy mocktails instead of the real deal.

BriarPatch carries non-alcoholic Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative, which Food & Wine magazine recently named as “the best” (The 12 Best Nonalcoholic Spirits, According to Bartenders12/19/2023). Its smoky flavor profile is more akin to mezcal and lends itself well to libations such as this delightful drink. Cheers! 


  • 2 oz Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative  
  • 3 ½ oz blood orange-flavored kombucha or sparkling soda  
  • 1 ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice  
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice  
  • ½ – 1 oz agave nectar (start with less and adjust to taste)  
  • Salt for rimming glass, optional  
  • Grapefruit, blood orange and/or lime slices, for garnish  
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish 


  1. Moisten the edge of the glass with lime and rim with salt. Fill glass with crushed ice.   
  2. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add tequila alternative, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake for 15-20 seconds and pour in the glass.  
  3. Top with blood orange-flavored kombucha/sparkling soda and stir to combine. Garnish with citrus slices and rosemary sprig.