Look, I’m not saying I go to Red Lobster with the express purpose of getting tipsy, but it has been known to happen. What can I say? They make some really tasty cocktails. Their latest and perhaps their greatest is an official collab with Mountain Dew. It’s called the DEW Garita and it’s the craziest twist on a traditional margarita you’ll probably ever see.
- It’s the first official Mountain Dew cocktail ever. And of course Red Lobster has to be the one to bring it to us. It’s unclear how these brands decided to come together, but I’m pretty familiar with the expression “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” so I’m not going to ask questions, I’ll just accept it gladly.
- Neither brand will reveal the official ingredients list. While we know what’s in a traditional margarita — tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice — and we would assume Mountain Dew would be part of the DEW Garita, there are apparently some secret ingredients that neither the soda brand nor Red Lobster are prepared to reveal. Rude, but still tasty.
- Apparently, it goes best with some Cheddar Bay Biscuits. That’s what Red Lobster says, and frankly, I’m not inclined to disagree with them, especially since pretty much everything goes well with Cheddar Bay Biscuits in my book.
- Red Lobster is going to work on more products with PepsiCo too! While the DEW Garita has already begun rolling out to Red Lobsters across the country, that’s not the end of the collaboration. “With both of our brands on deck to wow guests, we can’t wait to dream up more phenomenal flavor pairings together to bring some very special offerings and experiences to the table,” Hugh Roth, chief customer officer, PepsiCo Global Foodservice, said in a press release. Apparently Quaker and Frito-Lay products will also get the Red Lobster treatment at some point. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!