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Alcohol Question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Hi All -

I'm about to go on a business trip and is such on these trips, there will be drinking. I usually don't partake much but was looking for some advise on which alcoholic beverages would be best from a sugar/carb/insulin perspective?

I've heard that Martini is the way to go, but was looking for some other thoughts based in science.

Things I've heard: Martini, Vodka (the better brands are best) and limited red wine.

Also, please note: suggesting soda water or something is fine, just note I am looking for specific alcohol that is fine to drink (in moderation, of course).

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on April 27, 2011
at 10:49 PM

good point, tequila with lots of limes, squeeze them yourself!

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:38 PM

I, too, order Patron. In a pinch, any 100% agave tequila; but Patron is usually the best choice. Wine (cab or merlot) is also easy to order in a bar, quite drinkable, and as close to paleo (or whatever you want to call it) as you can get.

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on April 27, 2011
at 02:44 PM

+1 Life is way too short for bad wine - or a bad cocktail!

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on April 27, 2011
at 06:33 AM

careful with just saying "lime juice" - to some bartenders that means Rose's Lime juice and that means basically sugar/corn syrup.

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Hi Shirley - This captures the essence perfectly. When you are out and with clients/associates/peers, I don't want to be "that guy" when getting something social to drink. Sounds like "vodka and soda" or "tequila on the rocks with lemon/lime" is my best bet. Thanks!

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:11 AM

I'm sure you browsed the questions tagged "alcohol," but I think I could suggest this thread as maybe the most helpful for your question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/21769/if-you-have-to-drink-alcohol-what-is-the-best-choice

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:30 AM

A 'vodka soda water' is usually my choice in a sub-par bar. I specify "soda water" instead of just soda because to some people a "vodka soda" means vodka 7up or whatever garbage they have in the gun. As for vodkas, most are grain based these days (Chopin, Blue Ice and Luksusowa are potato based, in order of preference) though they are distilled so really it shouldn't matter. I do find though, that not all distilled liquor treats me the same way.

martinis are decent but most places don't do them properly and they're a powerful drink, so if you have too many, moderation may go bye bye. Red wine is great if they have anything decent, but I'm a bit of a wine snob and I don't like being sold a fruit juice vanilla candle steeped in wood chips. Life is too short for bad wine and I am opinionated.

Tonic has corn syrup in it, so avoid that. Bourbon is trouble, coincidentally it must be distilled from a majority of corn.

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on April 27, 2011
at 02:44 PM

+1 Life is way too short for bad wine - or a bad cocktail!

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on April 27, 2011
at 12:51 PM

Don't crack under peer pressure to win an account or gain a foot hold in a business meeting. Order what you would normally, and if questioned explain your reasons for not drinking. Nobody likes a "yes man" Values and beliefs are stronger than ever in the business world.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:48 AM

tequila, on the rocks, with lime juice (lots if possible).

Medium avatar

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on April 27, 2011
at 06:33 AM

careful with just saying "lime juice" - to some bartenders that means Rose's Lime juice and that means basically sugar/corn syrup.

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on April 27, 2011
at 10:49 PM

good point, tequila with lots of limes, squeeze them yourself!

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:14 AM

I always order patron and club soda with a lime.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:38 PM

I, too, order Patron. In a pinch, any 100% agave tequila; but Patron is usually the best choice. Wine (cab or merlot) is also easy to order in a bar, quite drinkable, and as close to paleo (or whatever you want to call it) as you can get.

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on April 27, 2011
at 04:48 AM

I'm with tartare, but my choice in a bar is usually something like "Hi, can I get some seltzer with a twist of lemon and some vodka?" They'll probably still give you club soda, which is carbonated water with sodium (NaCl) or potassium (KCl) chloride in it, and possibly other things. while true seltzer is just carbonated water. That said, it's hard to be picky in that kind of environment, especially when it's usually fast paced enough to get the bartender's attention, and you might be stuck with playing along by seeming congenial when that person you're meeting says "Hey, what do you want?" and you want to keep it simple. Then mayb e just say "Vodka and soda" and scrounge for a lemon from behind the bar. Vodka is generally the most additive-free alcohol, and despite my very serious reactions to wheat due to celiac disease, I have no problems with it at all even when made with wheat (while the littlest bit of anything else has me on the John for a couple days), so that tells me that at least it's transformed enough to no longer really be a grain. Most other spirits are laden with sugar/HFCS/fake sweeteners to make them marketable to the SAD lovers.

8f8ff21a67437febebc70afd19364e95

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Hi Shirley - This captures the essence perfectly. When you are out and with clients/associates/peers, I don't want to be "that guy" when getting something social to drink. Sounds like "vodka and soda" or "tequila on the rocks with lemon/lime" is my best bet. Thanks!

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