Blake Shelton “drinks a lot” – his favorite drink is Bacardi & Crystal Light

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I’ve never really formed a strong opinion of Blake Shelton. I do love tall, lanky men, and I will admit to finding him attractive. His personality seems… I don’t know, he’s seems like a goofball at best, and kind of like a drunk, bigoted redneck at worst. He’s on Twitter, and over the last year, his tweets have been causing him problems. The biggest controversy was probably when everyone thought he was trying to incite violence against homosexuals, but Blake later tried to explain it all away, claiming that he has gay friends and that he’s not a homophobe. Anyway, Blake covers this weekend’s Parade Magazine, and he talks about how he’s drunk a lot, which might explain more than he realizes. But what’s really interesting is what he drinks. Hint: it’s the least masculine drink you’d ever want your man to drink.

Blake’s drunk-tweeting: Blake Shelton is sweet on tweeting. Almost daily, no matter how busy he is, he whips out his iPhone, punches in messages of 140 characters or less, and—bam!—his close to 600,000 Twitter followers know exactly what’s on his mind. Mostly, the Oklahoma-born country star makes jokes. “I’m so drunk right now I just tried to change the channel on my aquarium …” reads one of the more printable entries. He taps out an “I’m so drunk …” missive nearly every day, or its equally sozzled cousin, “I’m so hungover. …”

On whether he’s a drunk: “[Tweeting is] just a way to say something ridiculous. Yeah, I drink a lot,” says the singer, whose beverage of choice is Bacardi rum mixed with Crystal Light, “but I’m not drunk every night.” Another favorite: “Blake-aritas,” or Bacardi mixed with Sprite Zero.

On the homophobia controversy: “Shoot, man, I love everybody! I don’t have time to hate,” he says today. Still, joking comes naturally to him: When New York State made same-sex marriage legal in June and someone tweeted to get his reaction, he shot back in Sheltonesque fashion, “I’m very gay about it!!” All kidding aside, he sincerely favors the right of same-sex couples to wed. “I have a life,” he says, “and I want everyone else to have one, too.”

On his 2006 divorce: “It was the worst experience of my life. Nothing was worth risking that again. I wanted to be really sure this time, and I wanted Miranda to be really sure.”

On the impact of The Voice. “It’s only now that I realize how big a hit it is. If I get recognized in New York, there’s something going on. People are looking at me like a new artist, and it’s exciting. It’s great because all I ever wanted to be is a country singer, and this is the type of show that magnifies what I do. It’s a dream job, it really is.

On his fellow coaches, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine. “We joke and make fun of each other to each other’s faces. I make fun of Cee Lo for dressing like a peacock and I make fun of Christina for being a diva. I think that’s why we all get along, because we know it’s just in fun. We’re talking about one episode where we all want to dress up like Cee Lo. We haven’t gotten Christina on board yet, but she’ll normally do anything Adam tells her, so…”

On moonshine being available at his wedding to Miranda Lambert. “Back when I was younger, that was a funny thing to do, take a shot of moonshine. I don’t do it anymore—it will rot your insides out. But people who hadn’t done it were trying it, and I’m sure they were regretting it the next day. It was the real deal.”

[From Parade (two articles)]

Moonshine, Bacardi and Crystal Light (disgusting) and Bacardi and Sprite Zero. WTF, dude? I wonder if those are Miranda’s drinks of choice, and Blake has just adopted them because she‘s the bartender. All I know is that if I was with a dude who ordered a rum and Crystal Light, I wouldn’t be able to stop laughing. Have some respect for yourself, dude. Get a light beer if you‘re worried about calories.

Also – LMAO at “We haven’t gotten Christina on board yet, but she’ll normally do anything Adam tells her, so…” That is excellent. Adam Levine has power over Christina. How can we use this to our advantage?

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  1. Chris says:

    At least he’s not ordering Shirley Temples.

  2. margaritachum says:

    well… that’s a sissy drink.

  3. brin says:

    That’s pretty funny….good old boy drinking like a size zero model.

  4. lisa says:

    He obviously has a problem. The drink whatever.

    He has a problem…

  5. Jen D says:

    Yuck, he thinks moonshine will rot his insides, but he drinks all those sugary drinks? Anytime I have anything sweet when I’m drinking I start to feel incredibly sick.

  6. tapioca says:

    We don’t have The Voice or country music in the UK, so I have no idea who this person is, but I know he’s a brave ‘un:

    “I make fun of Christina for being a diva.”

    After all, she is reknowned for having such a great sense of humour about herself!

  7. Seal Team 6 says:

    ALL my ex inlaws drink vodka and Sprite Zero, or vodka and Crystal Light. WTF. I think this is some new thing.

    I’m betting Miranda drinks whiskey straight up. Seriously. That woman is an ass-kicker.

    Blake is very talented, and he’s forever endeared himself to me because of what he’s done for Dia an Xenia. Above and beyond. Plus, he mocks Xtina.

    I think he may be telling the truth about the homophobic thing, because my BIL is a good old boy, but is alos 100% for LGBT rights, and he makes jokes like this, not realizing they aren’t really jokes until you explain it to him, then he gets very sheepish and upset for sounding like a ‘phobe.

  8. gee says:

    Seal Team 6 – I know a lot of people like that. They have no clue they’re being offensive but once theyre told, they stop and genuinely feel bad. For me, I think it’s just kind of like a nice dumb kid. They try.

    Also, sad to say, I like him less and less the more I hear about him. I do like his music though.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    Dude, eliminate the fluff and have a shot (or three) of Wild Turkey. Just because your wife drinks stuff with “0″ calories doesn’t mean you have to!

    ‘Nuff said.

  10. CooCooCatchoo says:

    LOL @SealTeam6 – Crystal Lite and vodka takes me back to college – roomate’s drink of choice too! Slightly less ghetto and a smidge more classy than Kool Aid and vodka, which my sister admitted to drinking when she and my bro in law were a cash strapped young couple. I always tease her about that.

  11. Seal Team 6 says:

    CooCoo –

    I would watch my inlaws mix expensive vodka with Crystal Light or Sprite Zero, and think, “WTF??? Just buy some Popov or something.” We used to mix Everclear with Jungle Juice (79 cents a gallon at Food Lion) in college, and that’s what this reminded me of.

    I still say Miranda drinks her whiskey straight up, and sneers at Sprite Zero.

  12. UKHels says:

    what the hell is Crystal Light? sounds disgusting

  13. My sister in-law drinks Jack straight from the bottle.Blake would pass out,just from watching it.In fact I wouldn’t believe it,if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.

  14. Dolkite says:

    Crystal Light is a flavored powder you add to water to make low-calorie lemonade or fruit juice.

    I don’t see how rum and “clear” drinks like Sprite could mix well…I always think vodka goes with clear drinks, rum goes with cola (though it also goes OK with Tab).

  15. Stellax2 says:

    Whenever I drink vodka, which is rare, I mix with club and bit of pomegranate juice. I’m wine drinker.

    If he’s trying to watch calories, he should give alcohol for awhile. I think it’s funny that he ribs Xtina and that she listens to Adam Levine. Adam-tell Xtina to put down the heavy make-up and stop drinking and being a b****.

    @6-I know some people like that but when they repeatedly do it after it’s been explained that it does not come across well, it starts to grate on me. I mean it’s offensive and you never know who is listening or who is gay, particularly when out and about.
    In my world, I could care less-everyone is equal, some people evidently feel differently, which annoys the bloody hell out of me.

  16. Becky says:

    @CooCooCatchoo-Chrystal Light and vodka or rum was my drink of choice back in college, too! I remember my friends and I used to carry it to parties in thermoses because we didn’t like beer. Guys used to laugh at us. The thought of drinking that now makes me feel sort of sick.

    I’ll give Blake credit-he must be somewhat secure in his masculinity to admit that those are his drinks of choice.

  17. Lol.. says:

    Blake has a few good songs and, whether or not those are his actual drinks of choice, he still has a major drinking problem and it’ll be the ruin of his new marriage.

    Good singer, not-so-good person.

  18. back in the day says:

    Well with the drinking he is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather Biard.

  19. back in the day says:

    He is following in the footsteps of his Grandpa Biard, he was a drunk too that his grand mother made his the road years ago.

  20. Raised in Okie too says:

    I know for a fact much of his family on his mother Dorthy’s side has issues with drinking….so it’s a family thing! and yes I know them all his mother was married 5 times to 4 different men. Not the best family to come from…