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#3 Unhealthiest Drink in America

Astute followers may notice a theme to the recent additions to the list of the most unhealthy alcoholic drinks at America’s most popular chain restaurants: they are frozen/blended.

The folks at Eat This! Not That! grow increasingly disconcerted the farther down the list we get. Blended drinks will always focus on providing vibrant flavors & extreme sweetness—which racks up the calories, sodium, and carbs that they abhor.

I do truly believe that there is a time and a place for everything, and whenever you want to forego any degree whatsoever of craftsmanship & alcohol content is such a time and place.

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#4 Unhealthiest Drink in America

No, Red Lobster’s Raspberry Lobsterita does not contain any actual lobster. However, what it does entail is a whole bunch of sugar, and a martini glass so large you may have to use two hands to hoist it to your lips.

Alcohol melts ice rapidly. For this reason frozen/blended drinks will never be particularly boozy. Thus, when the possibility of a booze-forward drink is removed, and even the most refreshing of sour flavors get oppressive in large quantities, all that you are left with which to fill the glass will be sugar & artificial fruit flavors.

Shaved ice is delicious, and would it not be improved with a splash of booze? Absolutely! but that truly is no cocktail, and neither are such frozen drinks as are topping out this list.

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#5 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

The good folks at Eat This! Not That! encourage you to avoid Texas Roadhouse’s Frozen Raspberry Margarita.

Number 5 on this list of the Most Unhealthy Drinks in America clocks in at 470 calories, and I can assure you it tastes like an ungodly sweet pile of mush with a tiny bit of liquor thrown in for giggles.

In contrast to the curators of this list, I encourage you to responsibly drink whatever you like—just know that if it is a frozen drink, then your bartender will hate you.

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#6 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

TGI Friday’s once again makes the Top 10 with their Flaming Frozen Lava Flow. Apparently this cocktail comes with a flaming bit of paraffin wax on top, but that does not overcome the fact that it is another frozen (blended) drink.

Blended ice melts really quickly in an alcoholic solution, which means that in order to make a frozen cocktail it will have a whole bunch of sugar and cream, with very little booze.

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#7 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

Bartenders do not like making frozen (meaning blended) drinks. They are time consuming, they lack variety & creativity, and people who order them generally do not tip well.

TGI Friday’s Frozen Blue Hawaiian is surely tasty, but no different from any other blue frozen drink out there.

Apparently, bartenders also do not like writing about frozen drinks either, which is why this posts is ending without a more in depth analysis. (Seriously, try a Manhattan!)

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