Back to the Basics: Paleo Margarita

December 24, 2013

This paleo margarita recipe gets back to the purest, simplest flavors of a classic margarita, with natural ingredients and sugars. Whole citrus juice packs a flavorful punch that serves as a natural fruit substitute for other sugary alcohols. This is a great low-sugar cocktail recipe.

Paleo Margarita
Submitted by Low Carb High Party

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tequila
1 cup filtered water
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
1/4 cup raw local honey
3 limes
1 clementine
Chili powder, Salt and Lime Juice (optional, for rimming your glass)

Paleo Margarita Simple Syrup: Bring the water, agave nectar and honey to a simmer on your stove top. Leave the ingredients on the heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the agave and honey fully dissolve in the water. After 10 minutes, turn the stove off and let the ingredients come down to room temperature before pouring into a mason jar.

Put whole pieces of limes and clementine through a juicer. Set aside.

Rim your glass in fresh squeezed lime juice so the seasoning sticks. Continue to rim with chili powder and salt (to taste). Combine tequila, 3 oz. paleo margarita simple syrup and 3 tsp. whole citrus juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a vigorous shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into your rimmed glass.

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