A few weeks ago, I was asked to try out a new product called Palm Breeze. I had never heard of it before, but was told that it was a "flavored malt beverage" or FMB if you're hip to the lingo - yeah, me neither. Basically, it's got a malt base (think beer) with a bubbly, yummy flavor. Needless to say, it took me all of .032 seconds to say "hellz yeah!!".
Now I don't know about you, but besides always and anywhere, my favorite time and place to throw back a few is at the beach after a long (and hopefully productive) day or week. And, after one particularly stressful day at the office (the kind of day where I was thiiiiiiiiiis close to throwing my hole puncher at someone's head), I decided I needed a mini-vacay and it was as good a time as ever to try one of the Palm Breeze drinks. So, I texted Joey: "I'm about to lose my shit" and he responded: "Meet us at the beach after work". I love how he just gets me.
When 5:00pm hit, I power walked my ass as fast as I could to my car and drove to the nearest convenience store that carries Palm Breeze. (Tip: You can search your area for the nearest store on the Palm Breeze website too!) I decided on the Ruby Red Citrus flavor, because I've always been a fan of grapefruit, and headed down to meet Joey and the kids at the beach.
One of my favorite things about summer is that the days are longer and the sun is still up even after I get off work which means I get a little extra time to enjoy it after being stuck in a cubicle all day. It was so nice to take my shoes off, dig my toes in the sand and enjoy the view of the water and the sound of my kids laughing and splashing all while enjoying a nice, refreshing drink.
I love how it comes in a 6-pack, which makes it easy to take along and share with friends (or save a few for the house) and the box is so cute it really just sets the mood. The first couple sips I took made me wonder if there was even any alcohol in it because it tasted really light, but there's 4.5% alcohol by volume which is about the same as an average beer. I really loved the crisp taste and it did really taste like grapefruit juice but without the bitterness.
I'm definitely buying this again because it's perfect for anytime and anywhere. Easy to find, convenient to carry, no extra ingredients or mixing needed, tastes amazing and light enough to drink during the day without getting stupid drunk - because let's face it, nobody likes a hot mess!
Though I decided to drink it straight from the can, I'm sure you could mix it up a little differently to add some flair to it. Maybe pour it in a glass with some fruit like a sangria or add a splash of liquor if you're having a REALLY rough day. Or, just keep it simple and drink it on the rocks.
Have you ever just needed to get away from it all and clear your mind? What's your favorite way to relax and unwind after a long day or week? If you're like me and you DON'T get a summer vacation, just grab a pack of Palm Breeze and join the #vacayeveryday movement!