Red Lobster and PepsiCo are teaming up, and their inaugural collaboration is everything you’d expect from such a union. The seafood chain is bringing the first ever official Mountain Dew cocktail to its menus. And the DEW Garita looks exactly like you’d think.
The new partnership between Red Lobster and Pepsi is kicking off with the DEW Garita. It’s made with “a top-secret recipe.” We don’t yet know how it tastes, but this neon green margarita proves no idea is a bad one when it comes to alcohol. Because while this is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail ever, the strange soda has definitely been used in adult beverages unofficially. When it’s 2 am and you’ve run out of other mixers you do what you have to do.
It’s big. It’s green. And it tastes even more incredible than it looks! Introducing the NEW! DEW Garita💚👅 @MountainDew Get yours today*, along with all of your favorite PepsiCo drinks! #RedLobsterDewGarita * May not be immediately available in all restaurants. pic.twitter.com/SByIIxufg8— Red Lobster (@redlobster) September 15, 2020
Red Lobster says the drink is the “perfect companion” for their popular Cheddar Bay Biscuits. We imagine the DEW Garita also goes well with an all-night gaming session and Doritos, and we mean that in the best, most loving way possible. Trust us, we’re not above drinking this. Heck, if we have enough of them we’ll be dipping those biscuits into our DEW Garitas. YOLO.
This cocktail is just the start of the partnership between the two companies. Red Lobster and PepsiCo are working on “a variety of craveable new menu items” which will follow. That will include incorporating other Pepsi brands like Frito-Lay and Quaker into menu items.
“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” said Nelson Griffin, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster, in a statement. “The DEW Garita is the first delicious taste of the types of inspired menu items to come.”
The DEW Garita will begin arriving in select Red Lobster restaurants this month. It will be available nationwide by the end of the year. So you have some time to get used to the idea of drinking a fluorescent green cocktail. And also to prepare for how you’ll feel when you order a second one.
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