With that in mind, what kind of
alcoholic drinks are best for the paleo diet, and what should definitely be
avoiding if possible? Let’s start with what to avoid.
This one should be fairly obvious,
but for those who are unaware, beer is made from barley and wheat. These are
big no-no’s on the paleo list, so it’s not surprising to find that beer doesn’t
make it onto the recommended list.
Many gins or whiskeys are processed with a grain based alcohol, which we
know from the paleo diet basics is something to avoid. You can either learn
what types of spirits are suitable, or you can play it safe and avoid them
It’s all well and good finding a
grain-free spirit, but that goes out the water if you drown it in a sugary mineral
or fruit juice! When using a mixer, try to soda water and natural lemon/lime
And what about the good stuff?
Made from fermented grapes, wines
are one of the safest choices for those on a paleo diet. Red wine is often
considered a healthy drink when consumed in moderation, and that is no
different here. When choosing a wine, try to avoid particularly sweet wines and
stick to drier variations such as Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc.