Friday, November 19, 2010

Robb Wolf's NorCal Margarita

Recipe and info taken from The Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf.


2 shots of 100% agave tequila
Juice and pulp from one lime
Soda Water, to taste


Mix tequila and lime juice/pulp. Add in ice and shake it like a polaroid picture. Top it off with a splash of soda water; or more than a splash if you need to dilute it down a bit. Enjoy!

Reasons why this drink rocks:

1. Agave Tequila is delicous.
2. Tequila is fermented agave juice. This means it is gluten and starch-free. Gluten and starch = bad. Gut irritant; causes inflammation. None of us should touch the stuff.
3. Lime juice blunts the insulin response of the alcohol, maintaining your precious and hard-earned insulin sensitivity.
The lime juice also provides a net alkaline load when it gets to the blood stream, which is a good thing. Most other foods provide a net acid load, and it’s nice to balance that out.
4. The carbon dioxide bubbles in the soda water help get the ethanol into your blood more quickly. This has the practical effect of allowing you to drink a bit less for the same effect.


  1. This seems like it wouldn't be sweet enough. Could I add a little honey to satisfy my sweet tooth, y'think...?