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Margarita Burn Really Sucks

Fresh lime juice is one of the keys to a great margarita (I always add a dash of orange juice, too). Fresh lime juice also requires juicing some limes.

When the juice and oils of citrus fruit can seep into our skin, it amplifies the effect of the sun on our skin. When paired with drinking outdoors, this can lead to a sunburn-like affliction appropriately called, Margarita Burn (or phytophotodermatitis, if you want to get technical).

Margarita Burn is worse than a bad sunburn, and can result in extremely uncomfortable blistering. Doctors recommend a thorough hand washing between juicing citrus and being outdoors for awhile.

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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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#8 Unhealthiest Cocktail in America

Next on our exploration of the least healthy cocktails at America’s most popular chain restaurants (as per Eat This, Not That!) finally comes from a restaurant other than Outback Steakhouse.

Apparently, Chili’s Spicy Sauza Jalapeño Margarita contains as much sodium as Firehouse’s 8″ Steak & Cheese Sub. In plain English and/or metric terms, this means that both items are delicious!

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