Close-up of Frozen Paloma, as seen on Be My Guest with Ina Garten, season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Frozen Palomas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 drinks
I originally wrote a recipe for Palomas, which are like Margaritas but made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Then, Jeffrey and I went to Wilson, Wyoming, to visit friends and they took us to a fabulous food store called Basecamp, which makes frozen drinks, including frozen Palomas. After that trip, I decided to serve my drink frozen, too. These are so refreshing on a hot summer night.



  1. Combine the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a quart container and freeze it for at least 6 hours (or overnight), until solid. Break up the mixture with a fork and transfer half of it to the jar of a blender. Add 1 cup of the ice and 1/8 teaspoon salt and blend until smooth. Divide the frozen mixture between two highball glasses, then repeat with the remaining mixture, ice, and salt. Garnish each glass with a grapefruit wedge and serve frozen.

Cook’s Note

For simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold.