The Laphroaig Paloma


Introducing: The Laphroaig Paloma, where peat, salt, and fire meet in a zesty, refreshing cocktail. The perfect way to introduce Laphroaig to new friends or to sample your bottle of Laphroaig 10 Year Old in a new way.

The Paloma cocktail was originally invented in Mexico in the 1950s, made with tequila and more recently popularised with smoky mezcal. This grapefruit flavour in the Paloma comes either from a premium grapefruit soda, or freshly squeezed red or pink grapefruit juice and simple syrup with a dash of lime juice.

The citrus tang of grapefruit pairs beautifully with our whisky, enhancing the smoky, quintessential Laphroaig flavour, added to that a salty rim, you have the perfect combination of peat, salt and fire in a glass.

Making a Laphroaig Paloma is remarkably simple, so there’s no need to feel intimidated at the thought of learning yet another cocktail recipe, or at having to buy niche ingredients you might not use again.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Laphroaig Paloma at home.


  • 50 ml Laphroaig 10 Year Old whisky
  • 50ml Fresh pink or red grapefruit juice
  • 10ml simple syrup
  • 50ml premium soda water
  • 15ml lime juice
  • Smoked salt for the rim
  • Extra lime for garnish and a slice of green chilli (for a touch of fire)
  • Cubed ice
  • Cocktail shaker & your chosen glass

To make your own Laphroaig Paloma:

Rub the rim of a tumbler with lime, then dip into Laphroaig Peat Smoked Salt

To a cocktail shaker, add 50ml Laphroaig 10 Year Old, large cubed ice, 50ml grapefruit juice, 15ml lime juice and 10ml of simple syrup

Shake vigorously then pour over ice into your tumbler glass of choice

Lengthen with 50ml of soda water

Stir and garnish with slice of lime and/or jalapeño for a touch of fire and a pop of green

Sip and enjoy!


Alternatively, if you are struggling to get your hands on fresh grapefruit juice, try a simpler version of the cocktail by rimming the glass with lime and smoked salt, then pouring 50ml Laphroaig 10 Year old into a tumbler over ice, topping with premium grapefruit soda and garnish with lime and a slice of green chilli. Simple, easy and delicious!

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