If you’re a fan of below average chain restaurants and drinking sugary, boozy beverages, Applebee’s is attempting to draw you in through their doors this December for the first time in a decade or so.
During the final month of 2017, Applebee’s will be offering $1 Long Island Icea Teas through a promotion called (and I’m not making this up) the Dollar L.I.T. (get it?!). These Dollar L.I.T. drinks (god, that name is so damn stupid) are made with vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, a splash of Coke, and sweet & sour mix.
Incredibly, there’s no limit on the drinks per customer, and the size is listed as a “tall mug”.
A spokeswoman for Applebee’s confirmed to The Takeout that there’s no limit, but that servers are (allegedly) going to be following their “code of responsible service” when offering up these drinks to thirsty patrons at 10:30 in the morning.
“We don’t set any limits [on the number a person can order] but we have a code of responsible service of alcohol that we abide to. It’s not supposed to be a ‘go and get drunk,’ you’re supposed to be taking advantage of the fact that you can get a great drink for just a dollar.”
Applebee’s “vice president of beverage innovation” (another real title!) went back to the “great drink” well (no pun intended) in the press release announcing the dirt cheap concoction.
“The Dollar drink is back at Applebee’s just in time for the holidays, and this time, folks can enjoy a $1 Long Island Iced Tea,” said Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage innovation at Applebee’s. “The Dollar L.I.T. is kind to your pocket book and a great drink to share with old friends and new ones this holiday season.”
I would volunteer to try this, but I’m not that desperate for a cheap drink. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the drink is something like 3/4 ice, 1/16 Coke, 1/8 sour mix, and 1/8 booze. Well worth your dollar!
Hey, at least it’s better than paying full price to actually eat Applebee’s food.