Applebee's foray into dollar drink menu items has been greatly appreciated by many. Last month it was the sweet and salty dollar Dollarita, and this month, the new Applebee's $1 Long Island Iced Tea is really hitting the menu at the best possible time — Dec. 1 at participating restaurants. Just as the chaos of the holidays is seeping into our lives, the need for a stern drink is certainly appealing. And really, what drink is stronger than a Long Island Iced Tea? I mean, actually, let me know — I'm pretty sure the combination of vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, and gin is the most powerful drink at the bar.
Now that I think of it, the restaurant should not only put a sign on their door advertising the drink, but also a sign on their door letting potential diners know that there are people inside who have been indulging in $1 Long Island Iced Teas — you know, just to warn them, because Long Island Iced Teas are no joke. Like, I can't even tell you about the few times that I've ordered that drink because I don't remember them.
In a statement given to Buzzfeed Food, Applebee's shared the not-so-surprising news that the drink is a big favorite for the chain: "The Long Island Iced Tea is one of our top five bestselling cocktails and depending on the time of year — our top selling one." So, it makes sense that the Long Island Iced Tea would be their dollar menu drink of choice — it's L.I.I.T., after all. And after last month's dollar menu margarita, it's clear that they're trying to turn things up a notch for the holidays.
But food for thought, maybe next month they'll consider featuring a dollar-menu mocktail that likely will help us all feel better for actions that may have occurred during this month's $1 Long Island Iced Tea promotion. Just throwing some ideas around? Don't get me wrong — I'm super thankful that we get $1 Long Island Iced Teas all December, because it's the sort of Christmas present I didn't even know I wanted. But maybe after I drink them all month, it'd be good to give my liver a break? IDK, I'm not a doctor.
In a weary celebration of the new dollar drink menu item, here are some of the best hazy L.I.I.T.-induced tweets.
How did we not figure out this epic and appropriate abbreviation before! No other drink is more lit than the L.I.I.T.
Your Brain On Long Island Iced Tea
The one drink that can flawlessly create a series of unfortunate events in one night, and then keep you from remembering any of it. A blessing and a curse. Cheers!
L.I.I.T.: 1, Memory: 0
You literally have to be a super human to remember your nights that were infused with a L.I.I.T., that's just a fact.
It's Always The Same
Why do we repeat the same mistakes over and over again? Why? Why?
To The Max
The next morning you always wake up feeling incredibly guilty, remorseful, and mad at yourself for punishing your body. It's a vicious cycle.
This Is... Extremely Wrong
A great way to find out that a L.I.I.T. does not actually have iced tea in it is to drink the whole thing and then wonder why the "caffeine" has you feeling so lit. SMH.
We all say "never again," especially the morning after a belligerent night out. But that's just the hangover talking. So let's be real — see you at the bar at Applebee's on Dec. 1, am I right or am I right?