A Western Colorado chain restaurant offers a different drink special each month, usually at the price of one dollar. Here it is August, and this month's featured drink will launch you right out of Colorado and on a course for the islands.

During the month of August 2019, visit Applebee's Grill and Bar locations and enjoy a $1 Mai Tai. What exactly is in one of Applebee's Mai Tai cocktails? According to their Facebook page, the ingredients include:

  • Rum
  • Pineapple
  • Passion fruit
  • Black cherry
  • Lime

Sounds interesting. Do you know what I like best? No coconut. Is Applebee's recipe on track? According to Wikipedia:

Most current recipes for Mai Tais based on Trader Vic's 1944 recipe include rum, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and orange liqueur (typically orange curaçao). Variants may include the addition of falernum, bitters, grenadine, orange and grapefruit juices. - Wikipedia

I post about these new drinks each month. This is not a commercial, nor an endorsement, but rather something I intend to get around to sampling. I say this each month but never get down there. July's drink had coconut in it, so I wasn't interested.

If you're in the mood for a little get-together, perhaps this is the way to go. It's the first day of August, and while weather is mild today, we still have a stretch of summer ahead of us. Why not kick back and relax, visit friends, and enjoy a cocktail with one of these affordable drinks?