Paleta Shot Recipe

This delicious shot of sweet tequila mixed with a tangy lime will be sure to give you a paleta (pop) of flavor. The best part? It’s possibly one of the easiest mixed drinks you can make. The next time you’re looking to throw a party, or just hang out with friends, consider mixing up a Paleta Shot for something unique and fun.


  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup (optional)


  1. Fill a shot glass with the tequila.
  2. Pour the lime juice and simple syrup (if using) into the glass and mix.
  3. Serve chilled with a lime wheel to garnish, if desired.

For a fun snack before or after the Paleta Shot, serve up some Mexican paletas – fruit flavored popsicles similar to Italian ice. Not only are they a delicious treat, but they can also come in handy in order to reduce the alcohol’s kick. The combination of paletas and Paleta Shots will be sure to give your next party a burst of flavor. ¡Salud!