I found a delicious drink recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs – Eat Yourself Skinny! – check it out here.
I tasted tested it the morning after I made it and found that it was a bit too lime-y tasting for me. I’m sure others would think that it was great, but I wanted to tone down the lime. So, I altered the recipe a bit at that point.
Here are my final ingredients:
2 cups frozen limeade (see recipe below)
3 bottles of light beer (I used Select 55)
1/2 cup tequila
Ingredients for limeade:
1 cup fresh lime juice + 2 limes for zesting
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup Splenda sugar blend
How to make the limeade:
In a large saucepan, combine water, Splenda and lime zest from the 2 limes. Heat until Splenda is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Stir in lime juice and freeze until ready to use.
How to make the beer-garitas:
In a pitcher, combine frozen limeade, 3 beers and 1/2 cup of tequila. Place pitcher in the freezer overnight or until frozen, then mix so that it is in slushy form and serve.
It made 6 servings and was at 3 PointsPlus per serving. Now, I used different beer than the original recipe. I prefer Bud products over here, now when calculating the beer it said that 1 can of Bud Select 55 was 0 PointsPlus and 3 beers was only 1 PointsPlus. Now that’s hard to believe so please don’t go crazy if using Bud Select 55.
It was a perfect drink to have in hand while watching football this past Sunday.