Each week, we encounter lots of interesting booze news—from new flavor releases to unexpectedly viral videos and products. However, not all stories make us fall off our bar stools. This month’s craziest booze news includes soccer star David Beckham, an odd mix-up between the Feds and a new brand of powdered alcohol, and even more developments in the troubling lime shortage. Curious? Mix a drink, pull up a stool and get educated.
It’s not only the earthbound tacos and gimlets that are suffering because of the lime shortage: Airlines have decided to stop stocking the citrus, too. So if you were hoping for a margarita on your next flight, sorry to say it, but you’re S.O.L.
Recently, the Feds gave the go-ahead to Palcohol, maker of questionable powdered-alcohol “just add water” cocktails like the Powderita and mojito. And then promptly took it back. We don’t understand the appeal, but look forward to seeing how this mess plays out.
If you’re a fan of the retired soccer star and fancy Scotch, you’ll appreciate this new partnership between Beckham and Haig & Haig Single Grain Scotch Whisky, a new bottling that is set to launch this summer.
It seems like a new flavored vodka is released almost daily, but when we heard about Grey Goose’s new Le Melon expression, we were kind of intrigued. It gets its sweet essence from French Cavaillon melons, which sounds about as summery as it gets.
We hope you’ve seen this viral video from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which features NBC news anchor Brian Williams rapping Snoop Dogg’s classic “Gin and Juice,” but if you’ve been living under a rock, we recommend you watch it ASAP: