All the Alcoholic Drinks You Can Have While on the Paleo Diet

Nov 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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OK, let’s address the elephant in the room: The paleo diet doesn’t really endorse any alcohol. Of course, it’s your body and you get to choose what you want to put in it. As with every diet, some semblance of balance and compromise is necessary.

If alcohol is a real point of pleasure for you, there are paleo-friendly drinks that promise not to totally wreck your week or get you kicked out of paleo club. Most of them follow the principles of paleo itself: limited ingredients, avoiding added processed sugar and keeping things as natural as possible.

The good news is that wine and liquor are on the list. The bad news is that pretty much everyone agrees that beer is totally off the table as a paleo-friendly indulgence. But there are plenty of other options that even purists would find tempting. Here’s the down-low on what you need to know when it comes to paleo-friendly wines, liquors and cocktails.

1 /13: Organic, sulfite-free red wine

1/13 :Organic, sulfite-free red wine

2 /13: Red wine sangria

2/13 :Red wine sangria

3 /13: Red wine spritzer

3/13 :Red wine spritzer

4 /13: Potato or grape vodka

4/13 :Potato or grape vodka

5 /13: Bloody mary

5/13 :Bloody mary

6 /13: Maple-mint vodka spritzer

6/13 :Maple-mint vodka spritzer

7 /13: Tangerine-thyme martini

7/13 :Tangerine-thyme martini

8 /13: 100 percent agave tequila

8/13 :100 percent agave tequila

9 /13: Blackberry mojito

9/13 :Blackberry mojito

10 /13: Grilled habanero margarita

10/13 :Grilled habanero margarita

11 /13: Special occasions: Champagne

11/13 :Special occasions: Champagne

12 /13: Peach-lychee bellini

12/13 :Peach-lychee bellini

13 /13: Peach sangria

13/13 :Peach sangria