Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

NorCal Margarita

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Snacks
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Paleo Alcoholic Drink

The guy who wrote the book on the Paleo lifestyle recommends this combination for an alcoholic drink.  I said previously that vodka was the most Paleo alcohol (even though you really shouldn’t drink at all if you’re Paleo), but any straight pure clear liquor works really.  Like clear tequila, clear vodka, clear rum, etc.  Gin is questionable.

But anyways, this drink is really good – IF you like citrus.  If you don’t like citrus, don’t even try it.  But I do, and I personally like this drink even better than margaritas I’ve had on vacation or at Mexican restaurants.  I tend to not like sweet drinks, and this is all of the lime-y salty goodness of a normal margarita minus the over the top sweetness and plus some fizzy bubbles!

PS: Lime juice helps to blunt your body’s natural insulin response to alcohol!  Hooray for that!

PPS: When it gets really hot this summer, I’m definitely going to blend the tequila, lime, and ice together in the blender for frozen NorCal Margaritas!  After blending, I’ll pour it out into a glass, top it off with the Club Soda, and stir it lightly with a spoon.  That should make a delicious fizzy frozen treat.  I’ll let you all know how it works out when it gets hot enough and I try it!  🙂

Paleo Martini

Alcohol isn’t Paleo.  Vodka is the most Paleo of all Alcohol.  Therefore I drink Vodka Martinis!  Muddle then shake the ingredients below with ice, strain, and serve:

  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1/8 Lime
  • 5+ Mint Leaves
  • A few drops of Dry Vermouth
  • A thumbnail size piece of ginger root (no need to peel it)