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#DrinkUpLinkUp — Liquor + Beer

Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, nothing to fear. Beer AND liquor together… yummy goodness!

Disagree with me on that? Well let me introduce you to some yummy goodness to show you what I mean.

My first beer + liquor was Mule Monday. (Also know as $#*@ Tuesday.)


What’s a mule you ask? (Besides the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.) A classic mule (Moscow Mule) is vodka, ginger beer and lime. (I like a touch a simple syrup to sweeten it just a bit.)  There are variations of it, though, that trade the vodka for bourbon, gin, Jägermeister (gross!), or Tequila. Believe it or not, my favorite is probably gin… and I’m not a gin fan.

This mixture of liquor and ginger beer is one delicious, refreshing drink that’ll sneak up on you fast as you gobble them up.

Then you have the beer margarita…

160: CoronaRita
Yeahhhh… that’s good stuff. There are many different variations on this delightful drink… but generally its a light beer (preferably a Mexican beer, of course), tequila and limeade. It’s pretty simple, really, but its a delicious take on the standard drink of a Mexican restaurant. (Oh and my husband and I like to have Margarita Monday with friends… Mondays are a good day to drink apparently.)

Now, a popular eating establishment has introduced beer can cocktails this summer. I won’t name the establishment since they aren’t paying me for the advertising… but its a color and a bird in the name.

215: Yummy drinkies

The Coors Light one actually tastes a lot like a mule, because it uses ginger vodka and lemonade. (See what they did there?) And the Blue Moon has clementine vodka, orange juice and lime juice so its actually a lot like a Blue Moon with an orange in it. Which I liked. I’ve also had Blue Moon topped with Grand Marnier. Yeah, once you do that, a plain ole orange is hard to settle for… Try a Landshark or Corona with white tequila and lime juice. Yum.

Oh there are lots of ways to mix liquor and beer into a yummy goodness drink. Boilermaker… Irish Car Bomb… etc.  But these are a few of my favorites. Especially for summer.

What are your favorites??


#DrinkUpLinkUp — Redd’s Apple Ale

Tonight, after doing lawn work, my husband and I did what we are slowly turning into a tradition: grilled out. Steaks, potato salad, beans, corn on the cob and a mix-your-own six pack.

One of my beer choices was Redd’s Apple Ale.

 Redd's Apple Ale

After I popped the bottle open and took a drink, my exact quote was, “Oh my hell that’s good.” I didn’t care that it is 5% ABV, I practically chugged it down it was so yummy. (I had to stop myself to take the above photo.)

Described on their Facebook page as, “Crisp like an apple, but brewed like an ale, Redd’s® Apple Ale is an apple flavored golden ale with low malt and bitterness cues. With a crisp clean finish that allows the natural apple flavor to come through, this ale is for those times when you are looking to branch out and try something different.”

Frankly, it drinks like really good apple cider. Red delicious apple, to be honest. There’s no bitterness to it whatsoever. No tart taste of many of the popular ciders today. It’s just… smooth. Sweet. Yummy goodness.  Absolutely perfect after a day of lawn work. I was sad I only had one to drink! But it was probably for the best… I’d have easily downed a six pack. So. Very. Yum.