Applebee’s Bartender Reveals How Watered Down Its One Dollar Margaritas Are And My Oh My

I’ve lived 30 years in this world and I don’t know much. But one thing I know for sure is that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And that goes for everything: women, jobs, movie sequels, and in this case, Applebee’s $1 margaritas.

Last week, we brought you the news that for the entire month of October, Applebee’s will be offering “Dollaritas”–their one dollar margaritas–to celebrate “Neighborhood Appreciation Month.”

Sure, it’s to be expected that these bad boys will be watered down, or else when closing time comes around, you’ll have an Applebee’s full on dead bodies on your hands. But, just as I’d rather turn a blind eye to my favorite baseball players sticking an HGH needle in their ass so I can see moonshot home runs, I’d prefer blissful ignorance about this Applebee’s deal. I wanted to treat the Dollaritas like Slim Jims–I don’t care want to know what’s in them, I just want to consume all of them.

That no longer can be the case. An Applebee’s bartender who prepped buckets of the Dollaritas revealed how they’re made in a Snapchat story and it took the wind right out of my sales. Check it out below:

According to the bartender, every one dollar marg consists of 1 part cheap tequila (Aztec Gold Tequila = $11.25 per liter), 1 part margarita mix, and 3 parts water. This particular Applebee’s is selling 12 GALLONS of this “swill” daily.


Looks like Applebee’s got the last laugh. For once.

[h/t Food Beast]

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