A Cinnamon Paloma is a tasty twist on the regular Paloma cocktail. It’s a mix of zesty grapefruit juice with a touch of warm cinnamon syrup, making it a delicious and unique flavor. Tequila gives it a little kick, making it great for people who enjoy a bit of excitement in their drinks. The cinnamon adds a cozy, spicy taste, making it perfect for chilly evenings or holiday get-togethers. Whether you want something refreshing and lively or a special seasonal drink, the Cinnamon Paloma is a flavorful choice that will make your taste buds happy.

cinnamon paloma

how to make a cinnamon paloma


  • 2 oz tequila reposado
  • 1 oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 2-4 oz grapefruit juice
  • soda, top


In a collins glass combine all ingredients with ice. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

cinnamon paloma


To make cinnamon simple syrup, follow these easy steps:


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine Water and Sugar: In a saucepan, combine one cup of water and one cup of granulated sugar. Place the saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add Cinnamon Sticks: Break 2-3 cinnamon sticks into smaller pieces and add them to the saucepan with the sugar and water.
  3. Stir and Simmer: Stir the mixture until the sugar completely dissolves. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer: Let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the cinnamon flavor to infuse into the syrup. Stir occasionally.
  5. Cool and Strain: Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Once cooled, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the cinnamon stick pieces.
  6. Store: Transfer the cinnamon simple syrup to an airtight container or bottle. Store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Your homemade cinnamon simple syrup is ready to enhance your cinnamon paloma, other cocktails, coffee, or other culinary creations with a delightful cinnamon flavor. Enjoy!

Which tequila for your cinnamon paloma?

Choosing a Reposado tequila over Silver tequila for a Cinnamon Paloma adds a layer of complexity and depth to the cocktail. Reposado tequila, aged in oak barrels, brings a smoother and mellowed flavor profile, which complements the spicy warmth of cinnamon syrup. The subtle hints of vanilla and caramel from the barrel aging process enhance the overall richness and character of the cocktail, making it a more intriguing and satisfying choice for those seeking a nuanced and flavorful Paloma experience.

Be sure to carefully choose when to use reposado in your cocktails. In most cases, it’s not worth it as reposado is mostly known to be sipped on. AKA, don’t put a nice reposado in a margarita..

cinnamon paloma

cinnamon paloma


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We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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