Cutwater Cans: Part Two

Friday 7/6/18 4pm-7pm. FREE tasting featuring Cutwater pre-mixed drinks. Two new exciting flavors.

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. We JUST did a Cutwater tasting. HOWEVER, we have some AWESOME new flavors available, and you’ve just GOT to try them!

First up is Lime Margarita.

I remember this one time when I was oh, maybe 22, and decided I’d take a train from here to California and back. It took a really, really long time. Great adventure though. Anyway, one sort of dull evening in the middle of Nebraska, they announced a drink special in the dining car: $2 margaritas.

You had me at “two dollars,” Amtrak. I am a cheap date.

Much to my chagrin, these were not real margaritas, but teeny tiny canned malt beverage margaritas. Cue my utter disappointment.

This event colored pretty much all of my expectations of canned, pre-mixed drinks. Until last year when I tried Cutwater. Because they, say it with me: ACTUALLY. TASTE. GOOD.

The margarita is no exception. It’s got just enough tequila kick to tweak your taste buds, but won’t trigger your gag reflex like some lesser tequila brands (I’m looking at you, Jose. we are no longer on friendly terms after the Tequila Sunrise Incident of 2003).

Refreshing. I feel like I’m on a beach somewhere already.

Next is the Whiskey Highball.

I feel like the stakes are pretty high(ball) when you tackle a simple classic like this one. While it seems like there isn’t enough going on to really mess things up, people can be pretty particular about what bourbon or whiskey is used, what ginger ale is used, and how much of each. It’s a delicate balance.

Full disclosure: I am not a bourbon drinker. But my husband is, and he says this one is pretty solid.

I will take his word for it.

But you don’t have to! Come in and try both of the new cocktails for yourself on Friday July 6th from 4PM- 7PM. See you there!

Author: vintage20wine

Shop owner, writer, low-key wine sampler, Ren Faire aficionado, book worm, and mother to two crazy small persons. Living the good life.

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