This is no April Fool's joke. This Western Colorado restaurant featured drink for April involves strawberries, tequila, and Twizzlers, all for just a buck. Sounds good, but kind of odd.

That's right, I said Twizzlers. Hang in there for a moment. Applebee's Grill and Bar restaurants around the country offer a unique drink special at a bargain price each month. For April it's the $1 Strawberry Dollarita.

What goes into a strawberry margarita. According to, a typical strawberry margarita includes:

  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree (frozen can or fresh strawberries, pureed)
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Splash Triple Sec
  • Splash simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)

This may or may not reflect the ingredients and portions used by Applebee's. In the case of the Dollarita, a Twizzler straw is included.

Why do I keep posting about these drink specials? Applebee's doesn't advertise with us, and I have yet to make it down there to try one of their monthly specials. I post about these because people tend to get really jazzed about them. Let's face it, a cocktail of any kind for just $1 is pretty hard to beat. If you're looking to get out for a social hour with friends, and find yourself living on a tight budget, these monthly specials come in handy.

Strawberry isn't my thing, so I doubt I'll try this one. You, on the other hand, might enjoy it. Give it try and send me a report. The offer good all month at Applebee's.

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