Fireball Margarita: Paleo Cocktail Recipe


Strict adherents of the Paleo diet generally eschew drinking alcohol. Realistically speaking, we know there are times when you may want to indulge. I personally enjoy having a margarita now and then but I really dislike the overly sweet versions. This recipe for the Fireball Margarita has no added sugar and is fairly low in carbs and high in antioxidants thanks to the blood orange juice. The habanero infused tequila gives the margarita a kick that goes great with spicy foods. I put together a couple of different recipes; one for a chilled, single Fireball Margarita served without ice and one for a pitcher that is poured over ice-filled glasses. The single recipe is a little heavier on the juice to mellow out the spicy tequila. The pitcher of Fireball Margaritas is more concentrated to compensate for the addition of ice.

Habanero Infused Tequila

2 cups tequila
1-2 habanero chiles

Cut the habanero chiles in half and mix with tequila in a pitcher and let it steep for 2-3 hours. The longer it steeps the hotter the tequila.

Fireball Margarita

1 ounce habanero infused tequila
3 ounces blood orange juice or grapefruit juice
Kosher salt

Mix tequila and juice in cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled – 5 to 10 seconds. Strain into salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with orange or lime wedge.

Pitcher of Fireball Margaritas

2 cups habanero infused tequila
4 cups blood orange juice or grapefruit juice
Kosher salt

Pour enough water onto a small plate to cover the bottom. Pour a layer of Kosher salt onto another small plate. Dip the rims of 8, 12 ounce glasses in the water, then into the salt. Add ice to the glasses. Mix the tequila and the juice in a pitcher, add ice and stir until chilled. Divide the mixture among glasses. Garnish with orange or lime wedges.

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5 thoughts on “Fireball Margarita: Paleo Cocktail Recipe

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    • Yes. I cut them in half and steeped the tequila for about 2 hours then removed them. It was pretty spicy just in that time but you can do it longer if you REALLY like it hot.

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