With the 4th of July coming up on Monday and the Summer cleanse behind us, we’re in 80:20 summer mode!
Who’s ready for a refreshing and delicious drink?!
Be sure to check out La Paloma Rosa recipe below.
Known as one of Mexico’s most popular cocktails, La Paloma is a perfect combination of sweet and tart with grapefruit, lime, and a pinch of salt. We’ve given this a Conscious Cleanse 80:20 spin by adding one of our favorite sugar-free sweeteners, Lakanto, plus a touch of mint.
For more deliciously conscious spirits, be sure to check out our library of 80:20 Conscious Cocktails HERE.
Until next time, have a safe and healthy 4th of July.
La Paloma Rosa
- 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 cup organic blanco tequila
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ TB. Lakanto
- Handful of fresh mint, crushed
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Ice cubes
- 1 cup club soda
In a cocktail shaker (or quart-sized mason jar) combine the grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, and Lakanto. Crush the mint leaves in your hands releasing the essential oils while keeping them whole. Add the mint leaves to the same container. Stir, wait five minutes, and stir again. To prepare each drink, run a lime wedge along the edge of half of each glass, and dip rim in salt. Pour ½ cup of the grapefruit mixture into each glass filled with ice. Top off with about ¼ cup of club soda. Garnish with any extra mint you may have. ¡Salud amigos!
Wanted to try this recipe but when I clicked on the link to the Lakanto I was quite surprised by the negative reviews. Are you sure this sweetener is something you want to recommend? This is from feedback on Amazon:
I called the company to ask what was the source of the erythritol. It is made from non-GMO corn, which I can’t do corn, so they should have put that on the label, since many have corn allergies. Basically, what you are getting here, is mostly sugar alcohol. I do NOT recommend!
Hi Linda, That’s a great question! That would be concerning checking that review. Per the Lakanto site “Yes, LAKANTO® is safe for people with corn intolerance, sensitivities or allergies because it contains no corn proteins that may trigger allergic reactions. 100% of corn protein is eliminated during the fermentation process used to create Erythritol.” If you are still one concerned how corn will effect you, then there is nothing wrong with avoiding Lakanto. It has been found this particular sugar alcohol reacts to less people. This is a 20 in the 80:20 Lifestyle so we wouldn’t consume it daily but in a treat such as a cupcake or an adult beverage, then we think right now it’s a great alternative. We hope that answers your question! XO, Jo & Jules