Grapefruit, Lime, and Tequila (Paloma) Sorbet Recipe

Photograph: Max Falkowitz

Tart and sweet with a tequila kick: the classic Mexican cocktail in sorbet form.

Recipe Details

Grapefruit, Lime, and Tequila (Paloma) Sorbet Recipe

Active 60 mins
Total 4 hrs
Makes 1 quart


  • 2 1/4 cup strained grapefruit juice from 4 large grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup fresh juice and 2 teaspoons grated zest from 6 to 8 limes
  • 1 cup light (clear) corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons reposado or blanco tequila
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chile flakes (such as aleppo)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Chill mixture in refrigerator until very cold, about 3 hours, then strain into ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Chill in freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.

Special equipment

Ice cream maker

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