Over the weekend, Bae and I took some time out from the summertime hustle and bustle of brunches, beach outings, barbecues, and festivals, and decided to just relax in the park together after church. I made sure to pack my sunnies, sunscreen, my iPad containing the last three month’s worth of Essence Magazine issues, and some adult beverages by Palm Breeze!
If you’ve never heard of Palm Breeze, it’s a flavored malt beverage – kind of like a sweet beer – that’s actually created and marketed towards women. As a preface, I actually really dislike beer, and instead gravitate towards fruitier drinks, sparkling alcoholic spritzes, or even ciders, but I liked that Palm Breeze comes in a can like most other on-the-go alcoholic drinks. I’m especially a sucker for sweet drinks that don’t taste like alcohol (even though those are usually the ones with the most calories smh), so the light and refreshing taste of a cold Palm Breeze was the perfect thing for me to sip on while reading in the park.
I loved the Pineapple Mandarin Orange flavor, but since I’m not too fond of grapefruit in general, wasn’t so pleased with the Ruby Red Citrus. The drink is slightly bubbly, so it felt more like I was drinking a flavored sparkling water than an alcoholic drink (it has 4.5% ABV, which is comparable to most beers, especially light ones).
The only issue I have with Palm Breeze is that it was a pain to find in New York City. Though it’s available at most WalMarts, I trekked first to a store in the Bronx called Jerome Beverage that turned out to be a huge alcohol warehouse, just for them to not have it. I ended up getting my two cases from Flair Beverages on 207th Street and 9th Ave, right off the 1 train. Hopefully there’s a closer location near you!
Once we came back, I was craving a fruit smoothie, so I blended frozen strawberries and blueberries with a can of Palm Breeze Pineapple Mandarin Orange for a delicious tropical smoothie, enjoyed from the comfort of my couch and AC!
The next time you need to throw a low-key, spontaneous, tropical inspired party with your girlfriends or just want to have some fun in the sun alone or with company, remember to pick up a Palm Breeze to take with you for a quick vacay any day!
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