If you grew up in the ’90s, it’s likely that you remember opening up your lunch bag to find a Lunchable and a bottle of Clearly Canadian. It was basically the stuff of dreams. But Clearly Canadian, a ’90s nostalgia food, mysteriously disappeared from stores in the 2000s, leaving many a millennial craving its sparkly sweet flavor. Here’s the good news: CLEARLY CANADIAN IS BACK, and it’s perfect for sparkling water cocktails. Here’s how the internet is responding.
People are literally having Clearly Canadian parties. Just search the hashtag #ClearlyCanadianisBack and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
You can find Clearly Canadian at Cost Plus World Market as well as select Hy-Vee stores. At World Market, you can pick up flavors like Blackberry, Wild Cherry, Orchard Peach, and Country Raspberry for just $2.
We are *totally* into the idea of a Clearly Canadian party. Here are a couple of cocktail ideas from Vinepair to get you started:
Clearly Canadian Blackberry Buzz
- 1/2 glass Clear Canadian Blackberry
- 1.5 ounces gin
- 1 ounce lemon juice
Combine the ingredients into a glass filled with ice. Stir and serve with a straw, and serve with a lemon slice for garnish.
The Peachy Southern Canadian
- 1/2 glass Clear Canadian Orchard Peach
- 1.5 ounces watermelon vodka
- 1 ounce lime juice
Mix the sugar and salt together, and rim a glass with the mix. Add ice and pour in the Clear Canadian Orchard Peach. Next, follow with watermelon vodka and garnish with lime slice, if desired.
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