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Happiest Hour: The best worst margarita


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Mmmmm, Mountain Dew
  • Mmmmm, Mountain Dew
Disclaimer: This drink is dangerously tasty, dangerously easy to make and strong. Also, it sounds ridiculous. Bear with us.

Ingredients: One can of frozen limeade. Tequila. Mountain Dew. Ice.

Wait, did you say … : Yes, Mountain Dew.

How to make it: Dump the entire can of frozen limeade into a blender. Use the empty can of limeade to measure 12 ounces of tequila—just fill the can—and dump that in. Fill the empty can of limeade once more with Mountain Dew (diet or regular; your call) and add that to the blender. Fill out the blender with some ice. Blend.

Garnish, and the proper glass: Sure, rim a fancy margarita glass with some salt and add a lime wedge. But let’s be real here—you just mixed a cocktail pitcher with a hefty dose of Mountain Dew. A dirty pint glass works just as well.

The benefits: The sweetness of the Dew cuts through the tequila and makes this super easy to drink on hot summer days. Also, the prep is dummy-proof.

The drawbacks: Have more than one or two and you’re the dummy with a splitting headache.

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