I had to look up "what is a Paloma"?  I found a list of the most popular cocktails in every state.  

You probably have had a Paloma.  You probably know, but a Paloma is a tequila based drink with a grapefruit flavored soda and a lime wedge.  In my home state of Wisconsin, the most popular drink is an "old fashioned".  You familiar?  It is basically a whiskey sweet.  What makes it different is bitters.  There is the short answer.  Here is the list of most popular drinks in every state from thrillist.com.

Frozen margarita with lime slice isolated on white background with clipping path.