One of the challenges that some of us may have while on Whole30 is giving up a happy hour cocktail or glass of wine with dinner. It can be REALLY tough when you’re put in a social situation. When I did my first round of Whole30, I went a little extreme and cleared my schedule for an entire month so I could make sure I didn’t put myself in a tempting situation. I have will-power for a lot of things, but when it comes to good food and drinks, I struggle a bit. That’s okay! Lots of us do, and recognizing our personal challenges is half the battle, so I knew *for me* staying out of any sort of social situation for one month was the only way I’d be able to stick to Whole30 and accomplish the goals I wanted to accomplish. I realize that it’s practically impossible for the majority of us out there to avoid almost all contact with the outside world for 30 days. We work, we have families, there are just times during the Whole30 challenge where you’re going to be faced with a hurdle. This is also why planning ahead and taking the time to think through a possible road block can help you sail through it with flying colors.
In comes, the mocktail. Mocktails are a lifesaver if you’re having a hard time not being able to have a glass of wine, a beer or a liquor drink at home or while you’re out to dinner. They’re also a great way to give some flavor to an otherwise mundane glass of sparkling water.
Today’s Mocktail is a version of a Paloma. Palomas are fairly simple in structure to begin with, so we’re not changing too much except leaving out the alcohol and sugar. Palomas are traditionally made with grapefruit soda, tequila, lime juice and the optional salted rim. Sorta similar to a margarita. Today, we’re getting super simple and just pouring a little fresh grapefruit and lime juice over ice with a splash of club soda into our Whole30 Paloma Mocktail. And because sometimes adding a little “fancy” tricks your brain into thinking you’re being fancy, I threw in a sprig of thyme for good measure. Hope you enjoy this one!
Whole30 Paloma MocktailSERVES serves 2 PrintDownload
- 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice
- sparkling water
- *optional: thyme sprigs for garnish
- Fill two glasses halfway with ice
- Divide the grapefruit juice and lime juice among the two glasses.
- Fill with sparkling water and give it a stir to combine.
- Add a sprig of thyme to each glass and serve