I’m a pretty normal guy. I certainly can
Every so often though, I'll get a bug in my britches and will decide that it is time to branch out and try something new. So far I've tried mangos (pain in the ass) and sweet potatoes (you can make them french fries!!!) but this last week... I tried something that I never thought that I would try: Bud Light Lime-A-Rita.
Lime-A-Rita: A Margarita with a Twist
I think the "twist" is you throwing your back out trying to catch hold of your dignity
We've all seen the commercials on TV. The late 20s early 30s attractive men and women sitting on the back of a truck or on a beach playing volleyball sipping a nice cold Lime-A-Rita. They look happy. They're certainly sexy. High fives all around!! Obviously their drink has to have SOMETHING to do with their rippling abs and Jennifer Aniston layered hair, right?! So, I splurged at my ghetto Wal-Mart and bought a 24oz "Rita". Read: I grabbed a can while no one looking and tried to hide it under some salad and diapers like a 16 year old tries to hide condoms.
If a tall boy can of 8% "Rita" doesn't make me cute, I don't know what will
They put it on the side like a badge of honor: "Drink me! MoFo will mess you up!!"
First things first.. Shit was in a BIG can. I don't know who is pounding 24oz of Bud margarita in one sitting, but whoever they are, they're certainly wearing a tank top with holes in the arm pits or are on their prom night and their mom just "doesn't understand".
Why yes ladies, it really IS that big
Second, I really REALLY hate to say this, like, hate it more than Duck Dynasty hates shaving, but it honestly wasn't that bad. It tasted like a mix between a Mike's hard lemonade and a margarita - but with more fizz. It tasted nothing like Bud Light.....which honestly makes me think that they really shouldn't put the Bud name on there. Nothing says "Hey, you should drink this because your dad drinks this" like Bud Light.
Trying my best to class up the 'Rita - pinky first
Truth be told though, I don't have anything against Bud. With the increase of micro-breweries, they're an easy target to represent "the man". In fact, I have Bud Light in my fridge right now, but I also have 4 or so different kinds of micro brew beer too. Oh, also I have some left over Lime-A-Rita.
Ok seriously, I think THIS is how a Bud Light is supposed to be drank
Just relax your throat
(self shot photo for the win!)
Overall, I think Bud has their work cut out for them. When I think of margaritas, I think of tequila with worms in the bottom and pictures of dudes in sombreros on the side. I don't think of St Louis based Bud. But, who knows... It doesn't taste bad and that is the really important thing. But, other than the 24oz cans, all I could find it was in a 12 pack. That is a LOT of syrupy beer/rita....and at 8% alcohol, only bad things can happen from that much 'Rita.
A picture is worth 1,000 words
Mostly those words are synonyms of shame and regret