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You can now get fucked up at Applebee's for $3

Photo: Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images
Photo: Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images

We at The Takeout are normally averse to covering restaurant deal “news,” as most promotions don’t represent massive savings and are intended to dupe the media into giving coverage. We get hundreds of such press releases each day.

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But drunkards, we’re making an exception! Today Applebee’s announced $1 Long Island Iced Teas throughout the month of December, and the deal is blissfully free of fine print. (Except for the obligatory “Drink Responsibly” tagline in its ad, seen below.) The cocktails are available at all nationwide locations all day everyday through the month. Breakfast Long Islands ahoy.

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The high-octane concoction is a mix of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and cola, and is served in a tall mug. Naturally, our first thought is: “This means we can get really drunk for $3 in a strip mall.”

But an Applebee’s spokeswoman tells The Takeout that, come on guys, this is not the point: “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.”

This holiday season is going to be L.I.T.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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ubercultute
uberculture

It had never occurred to me that you guys have to wade through that many press releases. My sincere sympathy for your situation.

This makes me think of the intersection of people that take dates to places like Applebee’s and people who buy their dates Long Island Iced Teas (they totally should have gone with LIIT, brah). I’m now horrified at the implications of this promotion.