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Applebee’s Is Offering 50-Cent Long Island Iced Teas All October At Select Locations

As October arrives and we brace ourselves for the end of another year, we can find solace in knowing there’s at least one more sweet deal we can dive into before 2020 begins: Long Island Iced Teas for 50 cents at Applebee’s.

The restaurant chain is offering the fan-favorite cocktail for 50-cents at select Applebee’s locations throughout the state of Texas. They will be available during all open hours, throughout the rest of October.

With a blend of vodka, rum, tequila, sweet & sour mix, and a splash of cola, the beverage is served in 10 oz. glasses for anyone over 21 to enjoy.

You can find this offer valid only at participating Applebee’s locations in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Waco, and East Texas from now until the end of the month.

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You Can Get $1 Long Island Iced Teas At Applebee’s Through December

Applebee’s must have done so well with their Dollaritas promotion this past October, that they’ve decided to introduce another cheap drink deal into the fold—$1 Long Island Iced Teas.

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Photo courtesy of Applebee’s

The $1 Long Island Iced Teas are going to be available for the entire month of December and available all day, every day when dining in.

While Applebee’s did catch some flak for watering down their previous Dollaritas, a press release revealed a whole lot more alcohol going into these beverages.

Applebee’s will call them the Dollar L.I.T., and will stay pretty close to the original recipe for this cocktail. The restaurant chain is utilizing vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and a splash of cola to make their Long Island Iced Teas. (For those wondering where the tea is, the drink actually gets its name because it’s the same color as iced tea, not because it’s got any inside).

The thrifty drink promotion is definitely a score for anyone looking to pinch pennies after dumping a ton of cash on Christmas presents. If you’re looking to reunite with the squad and get crunk without blowing cash, it’ll also come in handy.

Of course, considering how cheap the drinks are, you’ll probably need more than just one to feel lit.


The Horrible Drinks You Have In College

Everybody makes mistakes, but the world universally decided that college was the place to make most of them. Whether you only had a handful of wild nights or were a social butterfly, one of these drinks likely led to your face getting intimate with a toilet.

Malibu Bay Breeze

If Cillian Murphy’s portrayal of an assassin in Red Eye, didn’t make you terrified to trust another Malibu Bay Breeze, your evolving palate should have eventually gotten you to drop this tangy, but sweet drink.

Since most bartenders don’t care about Malibu and are constantly trying to get rid of it, you always get at least double the rum. Perfect for a budget, but awful for your stomach.

Vomit Countdown: 3-5 drinks or 15 minutes after whenever you start playing 80s power ballads on the jukebox.

Long Island Iced Tea

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Photo CreditEduardo Quagliato

This ultimate “I need to get drunk right now” drink uses just about every type of alcohol except for whiskey. Any story that starts with you ordering a LIIT typically ends in sorrow, stomach-pumping, and/or the complete and utter destruction of a friendship.

But there’s nothing quite like that first hour’s euphoria.

Vomit Countdown: 2-4 drinks or 10 minutes after you start dancing on bar furniture.

Vodka Tonic

vodka tonic

Photo Credit: Andi Szilagyi

While this drink transcends age, the main problem with drinking a vodka tonic in college was that you had no idea what good vodka tasted like/couldn’t afford to not choose the well vodka. As a result, you end up drinking rubbing alcohol with a lime and develop an undeserved aversion to vodka.

Vomit Countdown: 4-8 drinks; 3 if it’s Everclear.

Jager Shots


Jagermeister is having a renaissance at the moment thanks to ballsy mixologists, but, in pure shot form, it’s still wildly polarizing.

Vomit Countdown: 5-12 shots (I know you don’t remember that one night, but Sara’s couch definitely does) or about three seconds after you say “I don’t feel so hot.”


Jungle Juice

Jungle juice, the dementor of the mixed drink community, will take away all the fun memories you’re making while you drink it. But you probably wouldn’t have done any of those things without this potion anyway.

Vomit Countdown: 1-2 Solo Cups or 20 minutes after calling your ex.



Look, we all love mimosas and nothing drowns out the astringent taste of Andre like fruit juice, but there are so many better inexpensive sparkling wines to grab. Just go up a shelf. One shelf.

Vomit Countdown: You could probably down a few bottles before ralphing, but the headache will kick in about a bottle in.


The 10 Most Popular Cocktails You Googled This Year [DRINK]

As a personal challenge, I decided to see how many recipes for your top 10 most Googled cocktails could be found in Linda Doeser’s The Cocktail Bible, my go-to book for showing off at parties.

Though mostly filled with very specific cocktails your neighborhood dive bartenders will get annoyed attempting, the book contained eight of your most sought-after cocktail recipes this year.

To bring things back into the 21st century, video tutorials fill in the gaps Doeser left.

1. Margarita


1. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge and then dip in a saucer of coarse salt to frost.

2. Put the cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the tequila, triple sec and lime juice over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

3. Strain into the prepared glass.

2. Martini


1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour the gin and vermouth over the ice and stir well to mix.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a cocktail olive.

3. Sangria

4. Mojito

5. Mimosa


1. Pour orange juice into a chilled champagne flute, then pour in champagne.

6. Mint Julep


1. Put the mint leaves and sugar syrup into a small chilled glass and mash with a teaspoon. Add the crushed ice to fill the glass, then add the bourbon.

2. Decorate with the mint sprig.

7. Moscow Mule


1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka and lime juice over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a chilled highball glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with ginger beer. Decorate with a slice of lime.

8. White (Cream) Russian


1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour vodka, coffee liqueur and cream over ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Pour, without straining, into a small, chilled glass.

9. Long Island Iced Tea



1. Put 4-6 cracked ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, gin, tequila, rum, creme de menthe, lemon juice and simple syrup over the ice. Shake vigorously until a frost forms.

2. Half fill a tall, chilled Collins glass with cracked ice cubes and strain the cocktail over them. Top off with cola and decorate with the lime or lemon wedge.

10. Tequila Sunrise


1. Put the cracked ice cubes into a chilled highball glass. Pour the tequila over the ice and top off with the orange juice. Stir well to mix.

2. Slowly pour in the grenadine and serve with a straw.


Notes: 1 part=1 ounce if doing a single serving and simple syrup is a boiled mixture of equal parts water and sugar.