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Paleo Gluten/Carb Free Alcohol?

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Created June 08, 2011 at 5:42 AM

I have been doing zero carb for one week now and I feel great! I have not eaten any sugar or any carbs at all this week and I love it... I am invited to a big party this weekend and I want to drink. What is the best alcoholic beverage choice for me? Any ideas? Thanks!

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on February 17, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I use this: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=wine+preserver&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&ix=sea&ion=1&biw=1366&bih=600&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=18030444809113040883&sa=X&ei=pug-T6iJKafY2gWn6uStCA&ved=0CJoBEPMCMAQ Not sure if that will show up properly, it's the Metrokane Rabbit Silver Wine Preserver. It basically uses a pump to suck air out of a one way valve embedded in a cork shaped apparatus. That preserves and holds it pretty well, although I'd be lying if I said leftovers lasted more than a week! Also, try using it to cook! lots of recipes for R&W.

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on June 09, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Tequila makes me crazy. Bad crazy :-)

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on June 08, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Cazadores Reposado++

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:40 PM

Wells its a tradeoff. No food in stomach means faster alcohol absorption. And we know what that means... so personally I just drink in moderation when eating in moderation.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:25 PM

Great info! So don't eat while drinking or after.. Makes sense!

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:19 PM

It may be "paleo" but mixing alcohol with juice is going to be hard on your liver. Your liver is solely responsible for metabolizing the alcohol and the fructose in the juice at the same time.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:12 PM

My mouth just watered...for alcohol, not a good sign. ;)

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:35 PM

I have celiac disease, and I haven't had any problems from any alcohol, even those which I know are/may be made from wheat grains, so I can say with a lot of certainty (I'm very sensitive and react badly to just a little bit) that the distillation process eliminates it! ;)

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:10 PM

Cazadores Reposado + Whole Lime + Ice is Nice

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:13 PM

If I do not have more in the next few days then I most often throw the rest away, or quite often we have dinner guests they drink the rest. Just because you have an bottle of wine does not mean it must be finnished.

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:06 PM

I love tequila and cointreu margaritas!

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:05 PM

of which my favorite is "Cabo Wabo"

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on June 08, 2011
at 11:39 AM

I think you've ruined the "margarita" for me. I'm also going to have to pick up some limes on the way home... I hope you're happy.

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at 11:36 AM

If you drink only one glass with dinner once or twice a month, what do you do with the rest of the bottle? Even with a preservation system I can't get a bottle to last more than a week once its been opened. I suppose this is a little off topic, but very relevant to my interests, and the bottle sitting on my dining room table...

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on June 08, 2011
at 10:05 AM

wow, upvoted for Armagnac, my favorite.

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on June 08, 2011
at 10:47 AM

Agree with the 100% agave tequila. The original-recipe margarita is a very low carb drink, not the sugary margarita-mix kind that you get in bars and in bottles at the grocery. These were invented to sell cheap margaritas in bars.

The original margarita is in the "sour" class of drinks, as in "whiskey sour" and goes like this easy ratio - 3-2-1.

3 ounces of 100% agave tequila (Kirkland A??ejo at Costco is excellent for this - about 22$)(silver tequila can be used and will give a crisper taste)

2 ounces of Cointreau (but I use Patron Orange Liqueur which has the same proof and complexity but is much cheaper, about half the price. Found at Trader Joes or Total Wine and elsewhere. Some people use triple sec for this, but they are missing out.

1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice.

Salt the rim and serve on the rocks. An even better thing to do is a few shakes of salt into it as you mix it and forget salting the rim.

The whole thing has about 10 grams of carbs which comes from the orange liqeuer. This is enough to last you an entire evening and because of the 100% agave tequila you'll have no after effects or hangover and no sugar burn that evening because of all the sugar they put in tequila mixes. And it's a fun happy drink. You have one of these and you'll never want anything else and you certainly could never drink a store-bought margarita again.

Ed

332d9f75d1077abafff6887681f6b130

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on June 08, 2011
at 11:39 AM

I think you've ruined the "margarita" for me. I'm also going to have to pick up some limes on the way home... I hope you're happy.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:12 PM

My mouth just watered...for alcohol, not a good sign. ;)

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:06 PM

I love tequila and cointreu margaritas!

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:35 PM

First of all, alcohol is NOT a carbohydrate. It is a common myth. Neither does it convert into carbohydrates in the body. It converts into acetate and water. However, the body has to shut down all other metabolic pathways in order to immediately burn the acetate from the system, so anything else in your blood consumed with, prior, or after the alchohol gets shunted into bodyfat, hence why people do get fat from alcohol.

Distilled alcohols do not contain carbohydrates. The process of distillation itself basically prevents carbs in the fermentation from carrying over into the final product.

Non-distilled alcohols such as wine and beer of course do contain carbs.

E4ea912bb525efc4e392821120cfb8a6

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:25 PM

Great info! So don't eat while drinking or after.. Makes sense!

3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:40 PM

Wells its a tradeoff. No food in stomach means faster alcohol absorption. And we know what that means... so personally I just drink in moderation when eating in moderation.

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on June 08, 2011
at 08:20 AM

Armagnac, great for sauces too, real multitasker. Like cognac. Used a lot of in Gascon, and they are really heart health;) dry white vermouth as well, julias favorite )

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on June 08, 2011
at 10:05 AM

wow, upvoted for Armagnac, my favorite.

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:12 AM

100% agave tequila

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:10 PM

Cazadores Reposado + Whole Lime + Ice is Nice

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on June 08, 2011
at 12:05 PM

of which my favorite is "Cabo Wabo"

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on June 08, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Cazadores Reposado++

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on June 08, 2011
at 06:35 AM

I drink Chateau de Seguin - Bordeaux (it's my favorite) or higher grade cabernet sauvignon. But I am a dark dry red wine kind of woman.

Wine is naturally low in carbohydrates as long as you buy a quality wine. And a higher grade red wine also has benefits like being rich in antioxidants.

Note: I am not a heavy drinker, I do not drink to get wasted. I normally drink 2 to 3 glasses at the very most when at the pub or a party. At home I drink one glass with dinner maybe once a month. I don't go to the pub or parties often maybe once or twice every 6 months. So if your aim is to get really drunk really fast wine might not be the best choice.

332d9f75d1077abafff6887681f6b130

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on June 08, 2011
at 11:36 AM

If you drink only one glass with dinner once or twice a month, what do you do with the rest of the bottle? Even with a preservation system I can't get a bottle to last more than a week once its been opened. I suppose this is a little off topic, but very relevant to my interests, and the bottle sitting on my dining room table...

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:13 PM

If I do not have more in the next few days then I most often throw the rest away, or quite often we have dinner guests they drink the rest. Just because you have an bottle of wine does not mean it must be finnished.

10327cf58f8c6c785765d03a2a75f490

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on February 17, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I use this: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=wine+preserver&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&ix=sea&ion=1&biw=1366&bih=600&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=18030444809113040883&sa=X&ei=pug-T6iJKafY2gWn6uStCA&ved=0CJoBEPMCMAQ Not sure if that will show up properly, it's the Metrokane Rabbit Silver Wine Preserver. It basically uses a pump to suck air out of a one way valve embedded in a cork shaped apparatus. That preserves and holds it pretty well, although I'd be lying if I said leftovers lasted more than a week! Also, try using it to cook! lots of recipes for R&W.

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:27 PM

Pretty much any spirit (booze) is going to be gluten-free, you may get a few molecules of gluten in certain scotches or whiskies, but almost none. The distillation process removes the gluten.

Alcohol itself has carbs (something like 8g per ounce I think) so you can't avoid that. I like bourbon, but any straight booze should do. Generally it is hard to have a lot of booze when drinking it straight unless you're hard core.

Most mixers of course are a disaster from a dietary perspective, juice, soda, "sour mix" (probably loaded with HFCS) etc have tons of sugar.

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:35 PM

I have celiac disease, and I haven't had any problems from any alcohol, even those which I know are/may be made from wheat grains, so I can say with a lot of certainty (I'm very sensitive and react badly to just a little bit) that the distillation process eliminates it! ;)

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on August 15, 2014
at 09:45 AM

Does anybody know how paleo frendly tequila brands are Sierra Tequila Silver and Olmeca Altos Tequila Reposado? Last one is light yellow and first looks like vodka.

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:41 PM

If you don't like tequila (I have to really have a taste for it, which I haven't in a while), which seems to be the big choice here, I like vodka, any kind (see my note above about having celiac disease and no problems with any kind) but it's the way I drink it that saves me from hangovers/etc the next day. In a big glass, I'll put 2 parts vodka, 2 parts 100% juice (no sugar added) of choice, and 6-8 parts water and a twist of lime if it's available. Keeping the sugar low and the hydration high while imbibing lets me have all the fun without the high toll the next day. I won't let other people mix drinks for me at parties anymore because they are always too sweet. If I'm at a bar, I ask for __ (usually gin) and soda, with a splash of something, and it's usually too much. If you can pre-mix up a bunch of the water/juice mix and bring it with you, all the better.

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:19 PM

It may be "paleo" but mixing alcohol with juice is going to be hard on your liver. Your liver is solely responsible for metabolizing the alcohol and the fructose in the juice at the same time.

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:13 PM

You can't get a carb free alcohol because alcohol IS a carbohydrate. But any distiller spirit SHOULD be gluten free. Personally I stick to 100% agave tequila neat. I used to do whiskey too but it seemed that there was still trace gluten because it would make me sicker than it should. I never have a problem with tequila.

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on June 09, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Tequila makes me crazy. Bad crazy :-)

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:56 PM

I'm also attending an all-day outdoor birhtday party next weekend. My choices will will be Patron & Red Wine :) It's supposed to be pretty warm days, I might have to grab a couple of ice cold Coronas, even though beer definately is on the lower end of alcohol choices for paleo eaters.

BTW, does anyone have recipes for amilkshake-type cocktail, that would be paleo? I'm thinkin coconut milk, ice, strawberries/cantaloupe and some liqour and a blender...?

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