Paleo Margarita


2 oz. Tequila
3 oz. Paleo Margarita Simple Syrup
3 tsp. Whole Citrus Juice
Chili powder, Salt and Lime Juice (optional, for rimming your glass)


Rim your glass in fresh squeezed lime juice so the seasoning sticks. Continue to rim with chili powder and salt (to taste). Combine your wet ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a vigorous shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into your rimmed glass.
Paleo Margarita Simple Syrup: 1 cup filtered water, 1/2 cup raw agave nectar, 1/4 cup raw local honey. The Paleo Margarita Simple Syrup is key to the sweetness and balance of the Paleo Margarita. Bring the Paleo Margarita Simple Syrup ingredients 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.
Whole Citrus Juice: 3 limes, 1 clementine. I call this “Whole Citrus Juice” because you are putting whole pieces of citrus through a juicer. Using Whole Citrus Juice instead of fresh squeezed juice packs an additional flavor punch and allows you to use less volume due to the potent flavor. The concentration of the citrus flavor also serves as a natural substitute for Cointreau or Triple Sec, allowing you to cut out a little more sugar.


Margaritas seem to be the cocktails most prone to corruption with added sugar and preservatives. I got sick of it and decided to get back to basics. Back to the purest form of the flavors. Back to the freshest ingredients. While there may be a carb or two, rest assured this is a much healthier alternative to a traditional margarita. This recipe is as natural as can be. That’s why I call it the “Paleo” Margarita.


Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 4:55pm

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