Drink Up


Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'd like a beer. No, I'd like a cocktail. No, I'd like a beer that tastes like a cocktail!" If so, Anheuser-Busch has come up with the bottled beverage for you.

Bud Light MIXXTAIL hit shelves in February, revolutionizing the drinking game. The cocktail-flavored beers come in three distinct flavors that the brand says represent America's favorite mixed drinks.

Long Island, Hurricane, and Firewalker all ring in at 8 percent ABV and come in either 11.5-ounce aluminum bottles or 16- and 25-ounce re-sealable cans, making the malt beverages perfect for tailgating and outdoor partying.

You may be wondering what a cocktail-flavored beer tastes like. The truth is, they all taste different. The Long Island flavor is slightly bubbly and smells of vanilla, cream soda, and ginger. It's not too sweet and finishes with a dry, ginger-y snap.

Hurricane's most striking feature is probably its bright red color that makes it look something like Hawaiian punch. Its flavor is just as sweet as its color would suggest, and drinkers will taste lime, cherry, and other fruit flavors.

Firewalker, which takes its name from the popular cinnamon whiskey, smells sweet like candy and has vanilla and sweet cinnamon flavors.

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