A beer-garita with just 1.5 carbs per serving? Yes please!
Beer-garitas are relatively new cocktails that more or less spans the gap between Saturday television and a party, if you know what I mean. They are light, refreshing, and, thanks to low carb beer, something that you can have during the ongoing weight-loss phase of a low carb diet.
This is slightly different that your normal beergarita (of course!) The green apple adds that puckery tang, while the gingerale softens it up, and the tequila adds kick. The beer? Hey, it’s just there to make it a party. This is one of those recipes you’ll need to adjust to taste. You *might* want to add more tequila or less syrup or whatever.
The sugar free Jelly Belly syrups are made with splenda and usually available at the ice cream or snow cone section of the store. It’s hard to say. I have seen them at Wal-mart and Target — or just order them on Amazon (but please, please use the link below? I get a minuscule commission)
You can use whatever beer you want and that is available but be sure to check the carbs before you buy! Light beers can vary from 2.6 to 10 carbs a serving! I chose this one because it had the least carbs available where I shop. Just remember that the beer is for two servings so divide the carbs in half… or don’t and drink the whole darn thing.
Here’s a word of caution. Yes, you can have this on a low carb diet during phase two but don’t make it an everyday thing. Alcohol can stall people even if they are keeping their carbs very low. Plus, this is easy to gulp down like Koolaid. Don’t do it. The carbs, few as they are, do add up.
- 3 oz tequila
- 1 - 2 tablespoons Jelly Belly Sugar Free Green Apple to taste
- 12 oz Michelob Ultra only has 2.6 carbs
- 12 oz Sugar Free Gingerale
- Slices of Granny Smith Apple for garnish
- Salt crystals for top of glass
Add all ingredients except salt and apple slices to a pitcher.
Coat the rims of two frosted glasses with salt.
Divide mixture between glasses and garnish with apple slices.