2 easy Paleo-friendly Margarita recipes

bottle of bragg's apple cider vinegar drink, a bottle of tequila, and two margarita glasses

Bragg’s Limeade Apple Cider Vinegar Drink is the basis of a slightly sweet but very low carb Margarita. See full recipe below.


I grew up in Roscoe, Illinois. It was a small rural town where the only business was a truck stop that sold great pie and the only spices in our cupboard were salt and pepper, (as I remember – there’s a possibility we had dried oregano, too, but you get the picture!)

So, it was a big deal when, as a 16-year-old, I visited my older brother who was attending college at Texas A&M. There, I was introduced to such exotic foods as guacamole, salsa, and chili con queso. I was also introduced to tequila via a concoction I was told was a “Margarita.”

Experiencing these new flavors left a lasting impression. To this day, I love making my own fresh guacamole, salsa, and margaritas, the latter with a definite Paleo twist. I call it a Kombucha-rita.

A Kombucha-rita is a tart, non-sugary alternative to the basic bar or supermarket mix variety of margarita.

Today, I’m sharing my two favorite approaches to making Paleo Margaritas, including one that uses an apple cider drinking vinegar to add a touch of sweetness. Enjoy the following recipes!

Low Carb Kombucha-Margarita: Tart Version

Ingredients

1 shot favorite 100% Agave tequila 

⅓ cup GT’s original kombucha

1 lime

Salt for rim (optional)

Directions

  1. Salt the rim or your favorite glass. (Does not need to be a traditional margarita glass.  My favorite is the one pictured here with dragonflies on it).
  2. Fill glass with ice.  Add tequila, kombucha, and lime juice.  Stir, serve and relax!
  3. If you prefer blended margaritas and have multiple imbibers, a pitcher of blended margaritas is a fun option. 

Very Low Carb Apple Cider Vinegar-Margaritas: Slightly Sweet Version

Ingredients

1 shot favorite 100% Agave tequila 

⅓ cup Braggs  Organic ACV Limeade

1 lime

Salt for rim (optional)

Directions

  1. Salt the rim or your favorite glass. (Does not need to be a traditional margarita glass. My favorite is the one pictured here with dragonflies on it).
  2. Fill glass with ice. Add tequila, Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and lime juice. Stir, serve and relax!
  3. If you prefer blended margaritas and have multiple imbibers, a pitcher of blended margaritas is a fun option. 

Paleo Margarita vs. traditional margarita

What is it that makes a paleo margarita different than a traditional margarita? The main difference is that most margaritas are packed full of sugar: some use simple syrup, and others use agave nectar. The best way to paleo-ify a margarita recipe is by skipping the sugars, and using the natural sugars found in fruit to sweeten your drink.

We like using paleo-friendly kombuchas and beverages with no added sugars to act as the sweetener.

Remember, when you are consuming alcohol on the paleo diet, moderation is key. Limit yourself to one or two drinks that you truly enjoy.

Creating your own paleo and low carb margarita concoctions

If you go to your local Tex-Mex restaurant, you’ll likely see a long list of delicious and fruity margaritas. You can modify our margarita recipes to your own taste by using different flavors of your favorite paleo or low-carb kombucha or adding a little bit of juice.

Here are a few fun ideas of margarita flavors you can try:

  • Paleo strawberry margarita – add strawberry juice, or if you are making a frozen margarita, add a few whole strawberries as you blend it
  • Paleo skinny margarita – there really isn’t anything special you need to do! The above paleo margarita recipes are also very low in calories and sugars!
  • Paleo virgin margarita – make your favorite margarita recipe virgin by swapping out the tequila for selzer water

You’ll love our paleo granolas