NorCal Margarita Recipe

While alcohol isn’t Paleo, we’re social creatures and imbibing is a huge part of our culture. So, let’s just do it smarter, right? 

Much of the problem with drinking is not the booze itself but all the extra crap that comes with it. Ditch your heavy IPAs and umbrella drinks. 

Nicki and I first whipped up this Paleo cocktail back in 2004 in Chico, California when we were just starting NorCal Strength and Conditioning (CrossFit NorCal). It quickly became popular… and rightly so!

The reason why this drink is SO good? Just a few ingredients, gluten/grain free alcohol, no sugar, carbonated water delivers the booze to your system faster, lime juice helps blunt your body’s insulin response, plus it’s damn tasty!

Here’s how you do it… 

NorCal Margarita

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5-3 oz of tequila (preferably gold)
  • Soda water
  • Lime and/or lemon
  • Ice 

Directions:
Put desired amount of ice and tequila in your glass. Top with soda water and squeeze as much lime or lemon in there to make your taste buds happy. Stir. Enjoy!

NorCal LMNT Margarita

We didn’t think we’d ever top it. But then we created our LMNT Citrus Salt electrolytes. And voila! The LMNT NorCal Marg was born. Just as simple and tasty (if not more so…). Plus, replenishing your electrolytes as you drink helps stave off the hangover 😉

Ingredients: 

Directions:
Put desired amount of ice and tequila in your glass. Top with water. Dump in a packet of LMNT Citrus Salt. Stir. Enjoy!