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Man Claims People Have Been Putting Lime In Their Corona Bottles All Wrong

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Man Claims People Have Been Putting Lime In Their Corona Bottles All Wrong

With the weekend upon us, it seemed like a good time to let you know you've probably been putting lime in your Corona all wrong. This is how you're meant to do it, according to one TikToker:

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Rusty (@rustyyguns) explained the real way to add the lime is to push the wedge into the Corona and then turn the bottle upside down so the lime infuses into the beer.

There was a mixed reaction on TikTok.

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One seasoned Corona drinker said: "Only way I've ever seen it."

Another said: "How else do people do it."

However, another responded: "Thanks for making this video I actually didn't know about this."

The folks over at Corona meanwhile seem to have a more relaxed attitude as to how you add lime into the beer.

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Credit: TikTok/@rustyyguns
Credit: TikTok/@rustyyguns

A Corona rep told Vinepair: "Everyone has their own way of dropping in the lime - squeeze and drop in; squeeze only; pop in and turn the bottle upside down - there is no wrong way as long as the cerveza is cold."

There are also lots of theories as to why the tradition of adding lime to Corona started.

Given it's from Mexico, one popular belief is that the lime was put there to fend off flies or any other bugs that might want to make your bevvy its new home.

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Another suggests it's a hygiene thing. According to urban legend, the manufacturer of Corona used to use recycled bottles, which weren't disinfected. Bartenders are then said to have used a wedge of citrus to clean the top, with the citric acid stopping any bacteria.

Credit: Corona
Credit: Corona

Mexico had low-quality drinking water for a long time, so this also supports the theory that the citrus would help to clear the water of pathogens.

And while a nice citrus-y Corona on a hot day goes down a treat, one guy got ripped into for picking it as his first post lockdown beverage when UK pubs re-opened.

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Captured on BBC News, a reporter could be heard saying: "For many, it was that pint in the pub garden that tasted so sweet," before viewers watched on in horror as a patron decanted a bottle of beer into a glass.

After taking his first sip, the man said: "Ahhh that's beautiful. Well worth the wait."

In case the public's issue with this isn't immediately apparent - bottles of Corona/Sol/Desperados have been available from supermarkets throughout the pandemic. It's the inimitable delight of the draught pint which people have been craving for so long.

Josh Evans shared the clip on Twitter with the caption '"Well worth the wait" for a BOTTLE of Corona hahahahha'.

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Another social media user added: "Imagine going to a pub and buying a bottle of that pishwater when you could buy a draft [sic] pint."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@rustyyguns

Topics: Interesting, Community, Beer

Amelia Ward
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