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May 21, 2021

May Long Weekend Food and Beverage Guide

Indulge and treat yourself with refreshing food and drink pairings

What are your plans for the upcoming May Long weekend? Want to take your plans to the next level? TD Place partners have got just thing for you! Get inspired by some outstanding food and drink pairings and take advantage of special deals available this weekend only!

Bud Light Seltzer, Bud Light Mango & Michelob Ultra

1) Budlight Trio

Bud Light Seltzer Black Cherry

Bud Light is ready to introduce Canada to its newest family member: Bud Light Seltzer. BL Seltzer is bursting with natural Black Cherry flavour, with 110 calories and 1g sugar per can, giving you the light and refreshing experience that screams summer.

Bud Light Mango and zesty pairings

Leaning more towards a fruity beer? Canada’s leading light lager is now naturally flavoured with mango. Bud Light Mango features the renowned crisp and refreshing fast finish of Bud Light, explosive of ripe and juicy fresh-picked-off-the-tree tropical fruit. Pours a brilliant sunny golden colour, with the mildly sweet aromas of fully ripened Alphonso mangos, accented by tones of fuzzy peach candy and dried apricot. If you’re looking to pair some delicious food, serve Bud Light Mango along with some Thai fresh rolls and sweet chili sauce, spicy lamb tacos with topical salsa, or lemongrass and coconut shrimp curry.

Michelob Ultra and light but filling pairings

If you’re bound to stick with beer and want to keep it light, Michelob Ultra is a superior light beer, brewed with no artificial colours or flavours. With 2.6g of carbs and 90 calories per bottle, Michelob Ultra features a crisp and clean taste and quenching finish. Enjoy Michelob Ultra with Plant-Based Living. Pair the low-calorie and low-carb Michelob Ultra with the fresh and clean flavours of dishes featuring fresh fruits and vegetables.

Twisted Tea Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

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Need help deciding between iced tea and lemonade? Twisted Tea Half & Half combines classic flavours of real brewed iced tea and lemonade, with a kick. For the May Long Weekend, pair Twisted Tea Half & Half with their Twisted Tea Bacon – Wrapped Hot Dogs.

Check out the recipe

Follow Twisted Tea on Instagram for more awesome recipes and content.

Romeo’s Gin & Tonic ‘Perfect Serve’ & BRAND NEW Romeo’s Gin X

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The ultimate classic cocktail, reimagined with the balanced freshness of Romeo’s Gin loaded with surprising notes of dill, and a delicate touch of lavender.

Check out the recipe.

Looking to get even more creative with your Gin cocktails? Consider trying the BRAND NEW Romeo’s Gin X –  a Watermelon Infused Pink Gin that is bound to get your summer started right! The watermelon distillate, added to Romeo’s Gin and its aromas of juniper, cucumber, lavender, dill, lemon, and almond, make Romeo’s Gin X a fruity gin, perfectly balanced and deliciously refreshing. Find it at your local LCBO this month!

Discover Romeo’s Gin X 

Sangre De Toro Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain

Since 1954, Sangre de Toro is the ambassador of the Spanish way of life, a reflection of Spain, it’s people, and their way of living. Enjoy a bottle this summer with your favorite BBQ grilled meats, smoky cheeses, or any tomato-based dishes.

Follow @sangredetoro on Instagram for more inspiring pairings.

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Aquafaba and Red Bull Summer Edition Mocktail

As soon as the sun makes an appearance, so should your favourite summer sips. Aquafaba and Red Bull Summer Edition in a mocktail? Trust us on this one–it’s the perfect pairing and oh-so refreshing on a hot day.

With the help of Red Bull’s friends at Bar From Afar they know that sometimes the best cocktails are actually… mocktails! They have curated the perfect drink that tastes like summer with vibrant notes of dragon fruit. All that’s left for you is to lean back and enjoy while soaking in the sun all weekend long.

Ingredients:

1 x 250ml Red Bull Summer Edition
2.5 oz Pineapple juice
1 x Can of chickpeas

  • oz Maple syrup

¼ Cup of Ice for building

Black Pepper to garnish

 Recipe Instructions

  • add 2.5 oz of pineapple juice to a shaker
  • add 0.5 oz of maple syrup to a shaker (if your maple syrup is very thick add some boiling water to thin out, then let cool)
  • add 0.5 oz of aquafaba (chickpea water) to the shaker
  • replace the lid to the shaker and dry shake all ingredients (no ice) for 30 seconds
  • remove the lid from the shaker, and add 1/4 cup of ice
  • replace the cover to the shaker and shake for an additional 8 seconds
  • strain the drink into a rocks glass
  • using a soup spoon, dip the tip of the spoon into the foam, and slowly pour about 2.0 oz of the Red Bull Summer Edition over the back of the spoon
  • garnish with cracked black pepper

RedBull Dragon Fruit

A Classic Pepsi Combo to compliment all your grilling goodness

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Grab a Pepsi and a bag of Lay’s (or two!) – the perfect side to anything coming off the grill. Or pair any of our refreshing classics like Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, bubly, 7Up, or Schweppes Ginger Ale with your BBQ creations and enjoy a safe and happy May Long Weekend at home!