Paleo Citrus Margarita

This Paleo Citrus Margarita recipe is a cleaner, healthier version of the classic margarita that just makes you yearn for vacation!

margarita with citrus slices.

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This margarita recipe is a variation of Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Margarita, found in her Celebrations cookbook.

I have been following Danielle Walker online for what feels like forever now.  I have all of her cookbooks and use her instagram for daily inspiration in my life.  Although I don’t have the severe gluten reactions she does, I have autoimmune issues and need to keep my diet as gluten and sugar free as possible.  

I know alcohol probably isn’t the best thing I could be doing for my autoimmune issues.  It is something that I enjoying doing when I get together with my friends or watching weekend tv with my husband.

Drinks full of sugar and fillers are rarely on the menu. I always try to chose the best clean and pure ingredients I can find.  We can talk about diet and alcohol another time, but for now let’s just say this is drink is a healthier version of a traditional margarita.

Margarita ingredients.

Margaritas have this magical way of making me yearn to have my toes in the sand. When my husband and I make them we always seem to bring up the fact that VACATION IS ALMOST HERE! But, even if we’re not at the beach, cold margaritas with friends at a backyard barbecue is just as good!

For this Paleo Citrus Margarita you will need 100% agave tequila, a lime, an orange, honey, and orange seltzer. 

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Tequila – 100% agave

When choosing your tequila make sure you are choosing 100% agave tequila.  If your bottle does not say this, put it back and get one that does.  If your tequila is 100% agave it means there is no sugar, water or fillers added.  I also am a big fan of Blanco tequila for margaritas, save Reposado for sipping.

Milagro tequila.

I began to search for my favorite tequila and this time I tried Milagro. I was pleased with this Tequila! It had a wonderful citrus flavor with a spicy peppery finish.  The cost was reasonable at $30 so I will definitely keep this one on my good list.

Honey Syrup

A lighter color and lighter flavor honey will work best in this recipe as you don’t want the honey to over power the taste of the margarita.

To prepare your honey syrup you only need to combine one part warm water and one part honey.  Be sure to use warm water and not to boil. Honey will lose its delicious flavor and its healthy nutritional values when boiled.

Honey syrup pouring into a glass.

I love to use orange flavored seltzer for this drink, but you can also experiment with other flavors. Mango, strawberry, and blueberry all work well in this recipe.

Seltzer pouring into a glass.

I am dreaming of the days I can get together with my friends have real drinks on the deck and sit in the sunshine while our kids play frisbee in the yard.  The clean ingredients in this drink will you keep you happy all summer long. Hope you enjoy paleo citrus margaritas on the deck this summer!

Paleo Citrus Margarita

Paleo Citrus Margarita

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This margarita is so full of flavor! Clean ingredients make it a perfect drink for a sunny afternoon with your friends.


  • 2 oz 100% agave Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz warm honey syrup (add more to taste)
  • 4 oz orange seltzer
  • Lime, lemon and orange garnish
  • Ice


  1. Use lime wedge to moisten the rim of the glass and dip into a plate of salt. (Skip this step if you don't want a salted rim.)
  2. Add ice, tequila, lime juice, and honey syrup to shaker and shake.
  3. Strain into your prepared glass and add additional ice.
  4. Add 4 ounces of orange seltzer
  5. Garnish with lemon, lime, and orange slices.


To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and warm water and mix gently.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is estimated and should only be used as a general guideline.

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