What Makes the Paloma Cocktail Different from a Margarita?

When it comes to tequila cocktails, the Margarita often takes center stage. However, there’s another tequila-based drink that deserves just as much attention: the Paloma. Both are beloved in their own right, but what sets these two cocktails apart? With the introduction of LOLO Drink Company’s Honey Paloma Fizz and Tequila Lime Fizz, it’s the perfect time to explore the unique qualities that make the Paloma a standout choice. Here’s a closer look at what differentiates the Paloma from the Margarita and why you should give LOLO’s tequila canned drinks a try.

1. Ingredients and Flavor Profiles

Margarita: The classic Margarita is made with tequila, lime juice, and triple sec (an orange-flavored liqueur), often served with a salted rim. This combination offers a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that has made the Margarita a staple in cocktail culture.

Paloma: The Paloma, on the other hand, is a refreshing blend of tequila and grapefruit soda, typically with a touch of lime juice and a pinch of salt. This cocktail delivers a more citrus-forward and slightly bitter flavor profile, making it a lighter and more refreshing alternative to the Margarita.

LOLO’s Honey Paloma Fizz captures the essence of the traditional Paloma by using pure, 100% agave tequila, freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, natural agave, and local BC honey. This combination offers a naturally bright and fizzy experience that stands out in the world of canned alcoholic drinks.

2. Sweetness and Refreshment

Margarita: Margaritas tend to be sweeter due to the addition of triple sec and sometimes simple syrup. They are known for their bold, tangy flavor and are often enjoyed as a strong, standalone drink.

Paloma: The Paloma is often considered more refreshing, thanks to the effervescence of the grapefruit soda and the slightly bitter undertones from the grapefruit juice. It’s a perfect thirst-quencher, especially in warmer weather.

LOLO’s tequila canned drinks, including the Honey Paloma Fizz, offer a balanced sweetness from natural ingredients like agave and honey, ensuring a refreshing and not overly sweet drink. Each can contains only 110 calories, making it a low-calorie cocktail option without compromising on flavor.

3. Versatility and Pairings

Margarita: Margaritas are often served as a pre-dinner cocktail and are popular at festive occasions and gatherings. Their strong, tangy flavor pairs well with spicy and flavorful foods, making them a favorite at Mexican restaurants.

Paloma: The Paloma’s lighter and more refreshing nature makes it a versatile drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It pairs well with a variety of dishes, from light salads to grilled meats, and is particularly well-suited for outdoor gatherings and summer parties.

LOLO’s Honey Paloma Fizz, with its unique electrolyte infusion, is not only delicious but also hydrating, making it an excellent choice for any occasion. Whether you’re at a beach picnic or a backyard barbecue, this tequila canned drink is sure to impress.

4. Innovative Additions

LOLO Cocktails has taken the traditional Paloma to the next level with their Honey Paloma Fizz. This first-of-its-kind canned cocktail in Canada includes mineral-rich electrolytes with sea salt, created by Strathcona’s brewmaster. This innovative addition enhances the drink’s refreshing qualities and helps maintain hydration, making it a smart choice for health-conscious consumers.

Where to Buy LOLO Tequila Canned Drinks in Canada

You can find LOLO’s Honey Paloma Fizz and Tequila Lime Fizz at several locations across British Columbia:

  1. Strathcona Beer Company’s Tasting Room: Located at 895 Hastings Street in Vancouver, this is the perfect place to sample and purchase LOLO’s tequila canned drinks.
  2. Lonsdale Quay: Opening this summer in North Vancouver, LOLO’s new location will make it easy to stock up on your favorite canned cocktails.
  3. Select Private Liquor Stores: Many private liquor stores throughout British Columbia carry LOLO’s products. Check with your local store to see if they have LOLO’s Honey Paloma Fizz and Tequila Lime Fizz in stock.
  4. Restaurants and Bars: Enjoy LOLO’s refreshing canned cocktails at various restaurants and bars in British Columbia. Ask your server or bartender if they carry LOLO’s drinks.


While the Margarita will always hold a special place in the world of tequila cocktails, the Paloma offers a lighter, more refreshing alternative that’s perfect for any occasion. LOLO Drink Company’s Honey Paloma Fizz takes this classic cocktail to new heights with pure, 100% agave tequila, natural ingredients, and innovative electrolyte infusion. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Paloma or looking to try something new, LOLO’s tequila canned drinks are sure to delight. Find them at Strathcona Beer Company’s tasting room, Lonsdale Quay, select private liquor stores, and various restaurants and bars across British Columbia. Serve Honey Paloma Fizz at your next gathering and impress your guests with a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail.

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