Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Delicious and Dangerous - Smirnoff Tuscan Lemonade

I worked in multiple malls in my youth. I move up the ranks at Camelot Music and then FYE, eventually becoming an assistant manager in college. Besides getting to listen to wicked awesome music all day and work with totally rad people, I got to dine on the finest mall food every day!

At one particular location I worked at, there was an Auntie Anne's pretzel stand. I'd go there for lunch multiple times a week and get a cinnamon sugar pretzel and a huge, sugary lemonade. Mmmm...mmm. The lunch of champions. (and I wondered why I was overweight) Someone in my store befriended the people who worked at the stand, and if we were lucky, after our store closed, the Auntie Anne's folks would bring us their leftovers. It made having to work until 9:30 while the rest of your friends were out doing things almost not seem so bad.

What does this have to do with anything? Well, I've been watching a lot of tv lately. (I blame it on the running injury.) My favorite channel is Bravo, and I watch just about every horrible reality show they have on. I've noticed that during every program, there have been ads for Smirnoff Tuscan Lemonade. I work in advertising, so I should know better, but seeing the commercial so many times made me run out and buy what turned out to be an enormous bottle of the premixed, sugary goodness.

I went to a party over the weekend and took my comically large bottle with me. I excitedly opened it and poured the neon yellow combination of vodka and Limoncello over ice. I fell in love at the first sip. It tasted SO much like Auntie Anne's lemonade, if Auntie Anne's lemonade contained 15% alcohol. Given enough time, I could have made a dent in this bottle, but even with the help of a few friends and after a few glasses, my bottle is still mainly full. (The $17.99 I spent on this beverage is going to go a long way!)

If you like sugary drinks, lemons, lemonade, or vodka, you should give this drink a try. (Just don't try to buy it at Giant Eagle - they don't carry it.) It's like liquid summer in a bottle... Align Center


  1. fuck you. You are wasting your pathetic fucked up life blogging. Nobody gives a shit about your dumbass blogging or working shitty mall jobs. Nobody cares about your insecurities either so stop mentioning them. My only question is why you posted this bullshit at 7:00 in the morning. Man I am so glad I have better things to do than blogging

  2. Wow...what a dick

  3. kent's right about you.
    and a job in advertising--you're a disgrace to the profession.
    odd that someone should invite you to a party!!
    perhaps you're from cleveland. that sucks too.

  4. LOL! what the fuck?? who's stalking your blog just to post shitty comments??

    Keep your head up sugarbuns!

  5. do you know what the song from the smirnoff tuscan lemonade commercial is called?

  6. I don't, sorry. It's so catchy! I've been tempted to hold up my iPhone to the YouTube video to see if it can recognize it...hmmm...maybe I should.