Spring may not officially be here until March 20, but we have just the trick to convince you that winter is over: Drink a bunch of super-cheap margaritas. The icy lime green cocktails will cancel out any remaining ice outside, and you'll find it hard to believe that old man winter was ever here at all. And lucky for you, the marg drinking opportunity of a lifetime is upon us.
In honor of its 43rd birthday, Chili's is celebrating by giving you $3.13 Presidente Margaritas all day on March 13. That is an extremely cheap, extremely icy, and extremely lime green beverage, and you deserve it for putting up with thundersnow.
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To be clear, these aren't any old margs. These are Presidente Margaritas. That's Chili's top-tier marg, complete with Sauza Conmemorativo tequila, Patrón Citrónge Premium Orange liqueur, and Presidente brandy. It will be shaken exactly 25 times on the way to your table. It is the top-selling drink all 1,596 Chili's locations. It has a name that's fun to say.
So whether you live in a place invaded by snow or not, celebrate the birth of a casual dining chain and the death of winter. You deserve it.
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James Chrisman is a News Writer at Thrillist who thinks that winter was in our hearts all along. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @james_chrisman2.
You've maybe seen variations on the marriage of beer and booze, from beer cocktails to barrel-aged stouts. However, you probably haven't seen it done quite like this. The Minneapolis-based Modist Brewing says it has launched an entirely new category of beer. It's a 40-proof ale called Boozehound, and yes, it's every bit as strong as it sounds. They're calling the release a barrel-aged old fashioned ale.
Modist is coining the term "brewed spirits" to describe what head brewer and co-founder Keigan Knee has concocted. This first crack at the category is made from bourbon mash that is brewed and fermented as a beer, aged in bourbon barrels, and then served as an old fashioned. The technology at the forward-thinking brewery, including its mash filter, makes the drink possible. It tastes a lot like an old fashioned, garnished with orange zest, but is lightly carbonated and has a beer-y feel from the yeast.
Tubing is one of the greatest American summer pastimes, right up there with backyard cookouts, pool parties, and leaving work early on Fridays. It combines relaxing on the water and kicking back with a cold beverage. During the warm-weather months, rivers all across America open up to tubers, meaning there’s probably a place to float not too far from your home. But this isn’t a lazy river à la the waterparks of your youth. You’re going to need a game plan. To make sure you’re equipped for a summer tubing adventure, we broke down everything to know, from how to check water conditions, to what to bring (and what to leave behind), to the floats that will make you the envy of other tubers. All that’s left to do is recruit some friends.
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4 Things I Learned While Drinking With Tim DeLaGhetto and David So
If you've been on the Internet at any point in the past five years, there's a good chance you recognize Timothy DeLaGhetto and David So. Comedians. Musicians. Hosts. Foodies. They are basically the Renaissance men of our time (f*ck off, James Franco).
And if you frequent Thrillist, you've no doubt caught their exploits on our hit show Send Foodz -- where the duo drop by the country's most intriguing food festivals, eating all the eats, and drinking all the drinks (their words, not mine).
Timothy and David were kind enough to break from their taxing schedule of eating fried food on camera and making d*ck jokes to stop into my fake bar, as guests on Thrillist's new show, Shoot Your Shot. You can watch the full episode above (and please do, my job literally depends on it), but real quick: here are some of the things I learned with Timothy and David, while drinking with them.