It’s Friday and I bet you’re looking at the clock and thinking about a cold, refreshing drink that can take all of week’s worries and stress away. As much as we’re told to limit alcohol consumption for optimal health there is nothing better than sharing a delicious cocktail or a glass of red with a friend at the end of a long day.
When it comes to Paleo and drinking, it is best to choose low sugar, grain free spirits, wines and cocktails. This strawberry Margarita is made with Tequila, Cointreau, fresh and frozen strawberries and lime juice. Traditional Margarita has added sugar but you won’t find any of that in my recipe. As spirits, tequila and Cointreau are pretty good choices. Tequila is made from the agave plant and Cointreau is distilled from sweet and bitter orange peels and pure alcohol from sugar beets. It’s probably on the sweeter side of things but we’re only using 15ml which is about 4gm of sugar. Add to that the strawberries and we’re getting close to 10gm, which is a third less than a standard cocktail of this kind.
Here is how to make it: you will need a good blender to purée 30ml Tequilla (1 shot glass), 15ml Cointreau (Triple Sec if you want a cheaper version, Grand Marnier if you want to splurge), 4 fresh strawberries, 2/3 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/2 lime juice. You can use other berries instead. Serve in a double martini glass. Or drink out of a blender. Who cares? It’s Friday!