If you're one of the many people who lifted their hands in prayer when Applebee's announced that the restaurant would be selling $1 Margaritas for the entire month of October, then you might want to sit down for this one. According to an Applebee's employee, those dollar margaritas that we've all been going crazy over for the past week are made with mostly water.
Last week, The Bitchy Waiter took to to share a video that shows an Applebee's bartender using their personal Snapchat story to detail the process of how those $1 margaritas are made. The unidentified employee claims in the videos that, to make five gallons of the dirt-cheap margaritas, the restaurant uses one gallon of tequila, another gallon of margarita mix, and three gallons of tap water — which means that, essentially, customers are just drinking watered down alcohol when they order the beverage. "If 'the dollarita is your life,' you're an animal who can't taste things," the employee captions one Snapchat photo.
A rep for Applebee's said the following in a statement to TheNextTycoon:
"The bartender in this video did not follow the proper preparation instructions for the Dollarita. When we first saw it, we immediately reached out to our franchisees to reiterate the correct approach to making our Neighborhood Appreciation Drink. The Dollarita recipe includes one-part tequila and three-parts margarita mix, served on the rocks. The Dollarita will come to an end soon, and we welcome guests to visit their local Applebee's to enjoy the Neighborhood Appreciation Drink, while they can. And, as always, celebrate responsibly."
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