It was a fun weekend in Vegas. The weather was great, it was Cinco de Mayo and you had quality sports on at all times (Mayweather-Cotto, the Kentucky Derby, playoff basketball and hockey games, the English F.A. Cup, baseball, etc.). It was a good time to schedule a Vegas trip.

I was in town for a bachelor party, and we all spent the day on Saturday soaking up some sun poolside at the Mandalay Bay. The whole crew went to the Bud Light Lime-a-Rita Cinco de Mayo launch party and we all had a blast.

The launch party wasn’t overly packed, which was a good thing. Maria Menounos hosted the event in a green bikini and she got some pool time in with the rest of the crowd. There was good music, cool people, tasty pretzels and all the Bud Light, Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Lime-a-Rita you could drink.

The Bud Light Lime-a-Rita is more marg than brew. It’s a malt beverage that’s pretty refreshing on a hot day, but it’s just way better when served cold, ideally over ice. The taste is a bit acidic, but if you enjoy margaritas, this sensation will be nothing new to you. This isn’t the kind of beverage that you want to slam back to back to back to back. It’s more of a nice sipping compliment to a warm day of beer drinking.

But back to the party. The music was solid throughout and Jermaine Dupree took over DJ duties for bit and really got the crowd going. Nelly was there having fun on the stage by the pool. I saw this guy trying to pull off the look and I thought to myself, whoa guy, that’s a strong look to try to pull off. But he was real convincing about it, and I’m like 95 percent sure that it wasn’t an imitation. Will he was indeed.

So with the summer season right around the corner, this Bud Light Lime-a-Rita stuff is worth checking out. It’s a mellow malt beverage that provides some chill, revitalizing  refreshment and serves as a great compliment to pool party beer drinking.