The hardest (or maybe the most fun) part of planning your Super Bowl party? Getting the drinks. While there are plenty of football- and team-themed cocktails and wines to be had during the game, it's a safe assumption that most people will want a cold beer. So what to buy to please the crowds? Well, light beer.
Before the craft beer makers hunt us down (we still love you, we swear!), hear us out — a light, sessionable beer will keep you satisfied for longer. And for a four-hour-long game, you're going to need a beer that's not such a high percentage ABV. And let's not even talk about the immense amount of calories consumed from wings, burgers, and bar food during the game.
Want to know what beers and other drinks will keep you buzzed and happy for the whole Super Bowl without extra calories? Check out how your beer breaks down in terms of calories, and ABV percentage. (Let's just say you should take this list with you to the store.)
|Beer||Calories per 12 ounces||% ABV|
|Budweiser Select 55||55||2.4%|
|Bud Light Lime||116||4.2%|
|Bud Light Platinum||137||6.0%|
|Budweiser Black Crown||180||6.0%|
And in case you're wondering what drinks to look for (and avoid) on Super Bowl Sunday, here are some of the healthiest choices, and caloric contenders, at the drinks table:
|Drink||Calories per serving size|
|White Wine||120 calories per 6 ounces|
|Red Wine||160 calories per 6 ounces|
|Skinnygirl Sangria||132 calories per 5 ounces|
|Heineken||150 calories per 12 ounces|
|Bud Light Lime-A-Rita||220 calories per 8 ounces|
That means 15 ounces of Skinnygirl Sangria will total up to 396 calories, and two of those 12-ounce Heinekens will add up to 300 calories — yikes.