Who says running your own golf blog doesn't have its perks? This weekend the good folks over at Michelob sent me a sample of their new golf-themed malt beverage, Ultra 19th Hole Light, for me to try in the name of... um... journalistic integrity. After watching a few hours of the Masters with a couple 16oz. cans of the tea and lemonade mix, I couldn't possibly think of a better way to spend an afternoon.
Ultra 19th Hole Light Tea & Lemonade is inspired by a drink golfers know very well - the Arnold Palmer. Of course, with a 4.0% alcohol by volume rating, this ain't your grandma's summer drink.
"Over the years, blended tea and lemonade drinks have grown from a golf course specialty to a summertime staple, and Ultra 19th Hole takes the popular concept to the next level," said Ryan Moore, Vice President, premium lights. "We've seen a growing demand for lighter, sweeter beverages, and we believe Ultra 19th Hole offers the right combination of refreshment and flavor. And just like the classic, it's also great over ice."
Personally, the drink was a bit too sweet for my taste, but I'm not the biggest fan of sugary alcoholic beverages. Regardless, I very much enjoyed the refreshing nature of the beverage, and it was certainly very tasty for a "companion drink" while watching golf on a warm day. I did not try Ultra 19th Hole over ice as Moore suggests, but I will certainly do so in the near future.
Ultra 19th Hole is available in single-serve and four-packs of 16oz. cans and can be purchased at convenience stores, select golf courses, and bars & restaurants. It is brewed at Anheuser-Busch's Baldwinsville, New York brewery. For more information, visit www.MichelobULTRA.com or www.Facebook.com/michelobultra.