Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean giving up things you love. One thing that I love during the summer is an ice cold paleo margarita. Originally published May 2016. Updated April 2018.
It’s summertime, y’all! Maybe not officially, but I never go by the calendar. If it’s hot enough that I’m sticking to the seats in my car, it’s summer. Seriously, is there anything less pleasant than thinking you might have to call for help to separate your thighs from the molten-hot betrayal of your leather seats?
Besides that part though, summer is such a fun time. There’s so much going on, with swimming at the pool, camping, boating on the lake, going to parks, outdoor live music… so despite the feeling that we’re living on the sun (Charlotte is no joke in the summer), I really do love this time of year.
I love spending time with the family, getting to see and do new things, and just enjoying being outside as much as I can stand it. We’re inside basically all winter, so it’s such a nice change to be able to enjoy the outdoors.
And as much as I love my southern unsweet tea and lemonade, I am a sucker for a good paleo margarita on a hot summer night. Especially with two crazy boys at home.
Now, I’m not sure that any alcohol is technically Paleo. But from what I’ve been told by my previous chiropractor, 100% pure agave tequila, dry red wine, and potato vodka are the closest things to Paleo approved. Bonus: they also leave zero residual sugars in the body.
Patriotic Paleo Margarita:
Most margarita mixes have horrible ingredients, so I wanted to make a paleo-friendly margarita. Check out the Patriotic Paleo Margarita!
Combine all ingredients into a shaker cup, and shake well.
Pour over ice and serve.
I used honey the first time around, but I prefer maple syrup. The honey gets really hard once it’s mixed with the cold ingredients and it’s difficult to really mix in unless you blend it.
I prefer my margs on the rocks, so that’s why maple syrup gets my vote. (You really don’t need much sweetener though, just enough to cut the sour of the tequila and limes!)
Shake it all up (or blend it if you prefer frozen paleo margaritas), and enjoy! These are best on a hot sunny day, preferably on a patio or on the water somewhere.
Also great on “I don’t want to nap” days, “I don’t want to share” days, and “I just want to cry for no reason” days. Yep, that about covers every day of the week.
I mean, it is a paleo margarita… so why not?
What’s your favorite go-to beverage for hot summer days?