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Lindsay Lohan throws it back to her iconic holiday song ‘Mean Girls’ and dances in a new Pepsi ad. In the short spot, the actor wears an adorable Santa Claus outfit reminiscent of what she, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried donned for their “Jingle Bell Rock” performance in their 2004 film. But perhaps more interesting than her outfit is the drink Lohan makes — Pepsi and Milk, aka “Dirty Pepsi.”
In the clip, Lohan pours Pepsi into her glass. “Nice,” she says. Then she pours milk over it and says, “Oo, cheeky.” She sticks a straw into the glass, then says, “Pepsi and milk. Pilk!” before you take a sip. “It’s a dirty lemonade,” she adds. Pepsi suggests omitting “pilk and cookies” for Santa.
The idea of mixing Pepsi and milk has gone viral on Twitter and TikTok in recent months, with some people coining the phrase “Dirty Pepsi,” but the recipe has been circulating online for much longer. Many have credited the drink’s initial popularity to the people of Utah, where alcoholic beverages are less popular because so many people are Mormons. Many have pointed out that adding milk to soda essentially creates an ice float.
Pepsi released other videos featuring their new ad, including one in which Lohan sneaks up on Santa after creating the drink for himself. Pepsi is also launching the #PilkandCookies sweepstakes where fans can win cash by posting photos and videos of themselves drinking a Dirty Pepsi on social media. The brand even shared a handful of “recipes” with suggestions on how to put a twist on the drink. The “Naughty & Ice” calls for a cup of whole milk, a tablespoon of heavy cream, and a tablespoon of custard mixed with regular Pepsi. The “Cherry on Top” suggests mixing ½ cup of 2% milk, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons of caramel cream with Pepsi Wild Cherry.
This year, Lohan is all about the “Mean Girls” references. For her Netflix Christmas film, Falling For Christmas, she recorded a new version of herself singing “Jingle Bell Rock.” The actor also recently spoke to Seyfried for interview magazine and discussed the possibility of a sequel to Mean Girls, which they said they’d love to do but would probably be difficult to make at this point.