You didn’t think I was going to go a whole week sharing skinny Super Bowl appetizers and not give you a cocktail recipe, did you??
Are you crazy?!
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These beer-garitas are a staple at our summer parties and tailgates so why not have them during the Super Bowl??  I mean beer + margaritas = a pretty freakin’ good time!  Plus considering it was literally 70 degrees out today, I figured they were completely appropriate.
A typical beer-garita is easily made with one can of limeade, 2 bottles of beer and a 1/2 cup of tequila.  But a skinny beer-garita is made using a bit more effort…but sooo worth the reward!
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Making your own homemade limeade is super easy and saves you over 100 calories!  All you need are 3 limes, Splenda sugar blend and water…voila!  Simple as ever.  I thought about substituting the tequila for Skinny Girl margarita mix, but c’mon folks, it’s the Super Bowl.  There shall be no skimping on the tequila, pretty sure that should be a rule.Now I just want to note that a few studies have been done and it seems that alcohol may have a much faster effect on you when mixed with artificial sweeteners so please consider this when drinking these or any other diet-related mixers with your alcohol.  I tend to do this a lot so this is good to know!

I used MGD 64 brand beer to cut calories, but any Mexican beer would taste amazing if you don’t mind the extra calories.  Next time I might try the lemonade flavor MGD 64 to give my beer-garita a lemon-lime flavor.  Who knows, might be an epic combination!
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Skinny Beer-garitas

Serving: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen limeade (see recipe)
  • 2 bottles of light beer
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice + 2 limes for zesting
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup Stevia

Instructions

  1. To make the limeade: Zest two limes. In a large saucepan, combine water, Stevia and lime zest and heat until Stevia is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature. Stir in lime juice and freeze your limeade concentrate until ready to use.
  2. To make the beer-garitas: In a pitcher, combine frozen limeade, 2 beers and 1/2 cup of tequila.
  3. Place pitcher in the freezer overnight until frozen through, then mix so that it is in slushy form and serve. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 (6 oz) beer-garita • Calories: 231 • Fat: 0 g • Carbs: 6.2 g • Fiber: 0.2 g • Protein: 0.2 g • WW Points+: 4 pts

http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/2012/02/skinny-beer-garitas.html

 

Don’t forget to link up your favorite healthy game day appetizers all week over at my Skinny Super Bowl Snack Round-Up!  Just add this button by copying and pasting the code below:

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to any post featuring a skinny appetizer for game day and link the recipe up on this page, it’s THAT easy!!  On Super Bowl Sunday I’ll be choosing my favorite appetizers that were shared on the round-up and featuring them on my blog!  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

…ok now I’m hungry.

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