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Friday, September 07, 2007

Malternative Lifestyle

My history with malt beverages is short and sweet. Most of them give me heartburn and the ones that don’t contain so little alcohol I may as well be drinking a Capri Sun.

Until last weekend.

We stopped into a superette in New Hampshire on the way to cookout #2 of the day and I was not in a wine state of mind. The beer selection was less than stellar as well so I randomly perused the malternatives, coming across something called Smirnoff Raw Tea.

I figured “hey, I am on vacation. I will give it a try” (side note: I consider any time Adam and I don’t spend the night in our apartment a vacation).

Anyway, it was, in a word, Awesome.

I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted like actual iced tea, had a nice small little kick too it. Perfect for sipping at a party that is not your final destination for the evening (i.e. you don't really want to lay into a bottle of wine), or for enjoying ice cold on a deck in the late summer.

And it's always nice when a drink doesn't mean you will be chomping on Tums all night.

I am into it.

So, while at home we might roll with a bottle of Chardonnay and a six pack of Sam. On VACATION soirees we are rocking the mixed sixer:



(Yes Adam drinks PBR Tall Boys when the opportunity arises. Don't judge)

So we will be heading to New Hampshire for the weekend to relax on the banks of the Suncook river at his parents' place one last time before the season ends, me with a Raw Tea and he with his PBR Tall Boy.

Enjoy the weekend!

11 comments:

nicky said...

Enjoy your hard tea weekend! PJ and I have the Jimmy Buffett concert on Saturday...that means tailgating! And enjoying the bucket o'margaritas that I bought. Mmm...

Sarah said...

woo hoo! i am looking forward to another NH weekend - relaxing on saturday + hampton beach seafood festival on sunday. have fun at your show!!

Nicky said...

Though, it stinks that every weekend you guys are in NH, we are in MA. It's like a cruel twist of fate! We need to make plans when both of us are un-busy.

Anonymous said...

who is judging pbr? people who judge pbr can get a right good punch in the chin. <3 danielle

Sarah said...

as i was typing that i knew you would pop in here with a response. you and PBR are good buds, i know!

Sparky said...

Check out the ad campaign for Smirnoff Raw Tea. It's freakin hysterical. Also, of course PBR is the best--it wouldn't have the blue ribbon if it wasn't!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y4-5Zouvjs

Rebecca said...

I can't drink malted liquor at all....it gives me a headache while I'm drinking it!!!

Melissa said...

I get heartburn from malt beverages too, but this one sounds really good! I will have to try it!

HAha I also consider anytime I don't spend the night at my house a "vacation" :) Enjoy your weekend!

Kimba Rimba said...

Please tell me tht you have more than what is pictured?/! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Kerry said...

Last weekend I tried Source for the first time - it is alcohol spring water! And yum!

Sarah said...

Kerry i saw that this weekend! I was confused..is it just water and booze? Or does it have taste to it?