It was good friend Tess at Tess's Paleo Journey that got me thinking about this cocktail ... she happened to mention this cocktail in her latest blog post and I thought 'good idea' so thanks Tess.
-Tequila is made from agave, which is not a grain and therefore gluten free. Is it more gluten-free than any other spirit? Not at all, but unlike vodka or whisky, there were never grains involved. This might make a different to some of you.
-Lime juice is your best friend in a paleo cocktail. It blunts insulin response, preventing the complete disruption of the insulin sensitivity you've worked toward with your otherwise paleo diet. Also, since most foods provide a net acid load, it's nice to be able to even that out with the net alkaline load from the lime juice.
-The CO2 bubbles in soda water will accelerate the ethanol getting into your bloodstream, making you drunk faster. This is good in couple of ways, but the key is that you don't need to drink so many before you feel them. *
2 to 3 oz tequila (a nice reposado)
juice from 1 lime
You can obviously use this basic model for many cocktails, just swap out the spirit for any other that goes well with lime."
Summer time and the living should be easy ...