The Best Skinny Beer Margaritas


What a fun summertime cocktail. Grab a pitcher and get ready to make the most incredible margaritas you’ve ever had at home!  The secret ingredient is light beer…Sounds a bit weird but don’t let that stop you from making this refreshing cocktail. You actually can’t taste the beer. It just adds a little fizz. The other two unusual additions are diet 7-up and frozen limeade concentrate.  No blender or salt-rimmed glasses are needed. Each has 229 calories and 0 fat.  They go down very easily and will sneak up and get you if you’re not careful.  Everyone loves them!  They’re truly the perfect blend of sweet and tart and just right.
Food Facts
The origin of the margarita is a matter of debate, with several people claiming to have invented the drink.
One of the earliest claims is that the margarita was invented in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California. He claimed to have created the drink for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila.
Another claim is that the margarita was invented in 1941 by Don Carlos Orozco, a bartender at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada, Baja California. He is said to have named the drink after a Mexican-German patron named Margarita Henkel Cesena, who was a frequent customer of the cantina.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 229kcal


  • 1 (12 ounces) can frozen limeade concentrate (thawed)
  • cups tequila (12 fluid ounces)
  • 1 (12 oz) can diet 7-up (1½ cups)
  • 1 (12oz) bottle or can of light beer (1½cups)
  • Lots of ice cubes
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  • In a pitcher, add the ingredients and stir until blended.
  • Add salt around the rim of each glass, if desired. Place lots of ice in each glass.  Add the margarita mix and garnish with a lime wedge.


Makes 8 beer margaritas (¾ cup each)

Prep Tips
The day before you make these, defrost the limeade in the refrigerator.
Otherwise, place in a bowl of hot water to defrost quickly.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled. 

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SKINNY FACTS: for 1 beer margarita (3/4 cup)
229 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 1g protein, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 7mg sodium, 29g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gSodium: 7mgSugar: 29gBlue Smart Points: 10Green Smart Points: 10Plus Points: 5

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