Drink of the Week: Wet Willie’s Lake Tahoe Sunset
One of the largest components of Tahoe’s nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we’ll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try during your stay in the region.
This week’s drink is Wet Willie’s Lake Tahoe Sunset, a frozen daiquiri that’s made with Bacardi rum and a variety of natural fruits.
The Lake Tahoe Sunset is one of seemingly endless ways to mix the establishment’s variety of slushie flavors, which range from standards like sour apple and peach to more extravagant flavors like Shock Treatment (a blend of lemonade, Blue Curaco and 190-proof alcohol).
According to the folks at Wet Willie’s, the Lake Tahoe Sunset is a popular drink not only because it’s named after the region, but also because it’s pretty delicious.
A mix of strawberry (strawberries with Bacardi rum), mango (mangoes with Bacardi rum) and piña colada (coconut, pineapple juice, ice cream and Bacardi rum), Lake Tahoe Sunset is “as pretty as sunset,” according to Wet Willie’s description of the drink.
It’s sweet, sugary and transports one back to summer trips to the boardwalk. Even in the heart of this weekend’s inclement weather, this drink is sure to take you back to warmer months.
Wet Willie’s is open Mondays through Thursdays 4 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays noon to 10 p.m.
Haven’t heard of Wet Willie’s? It’s new to South Shore and located inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, at 55 U.S. 50 in Stateline
Learn more at http://www.wetwillies.com or on Facebook (@WetWilliesTahoe).
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