Score with these 9 MVP Super Bowl Cocktails
Whether you call it the greatest game on earth, or just another sportball match where goals are kick-scored through the net hoops, everyone can agree on one thing: The Super Bowl is a great time to drink.
Behind the Thanksgiving Eve, New Year’s Eve, and the Fourth of July, it’s one of the biggest unofficial drinking holidays in the country.
The joy of The Super Bowl, too, is that you don’t even have to like football to enjoy the night. With companies shelling out millions on commercials, and performers going all-out during the half-time show, all you need to enjoy is a good, strong beverage. Below, you’ll find Super Bowl cocktails to match any taste and any affiliation you might have.
For the Atlanta Fans
It’d Be Peachy Keen If Atlanta Wins
- 5 oz Crater Lake vodka
- 5 oz peach schnapps
- 3 oz cranberry juice
Method: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with a peach slice.
Atlanta Falcons Stoli and Coke
- 1.5 oz Stoli Vanil
- 3 oz Coca-Cola
- .5 oz dark Jamaican rum
- Lime wheel
Method: In an Old Fashioned glass, add Stoli Vanil and cola. Fill glass with ice and float rum on top. Garnish with lime wheel.
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For the New England Fans
Tom Brady – The Golden Boy
- 1 oz Crater Lake Sweet Ginger Vodka
- 2 oz Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
- 3 dashed Angostura Bitters
- Club soda
Method: Combine vodka, whiskey and bitters in an ice-filled glass. Top with soda and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.
New England Patriots Cape Codder
- 1.5 oz Stoli Citros
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz sparkling apple cider
- Lemon wedge
Method: In a Collins glass, add Stoli Citros, cranberry juice, and sparkling apple cider. Fill with ice and garnish with lemon.
For those just there for the Commercials
Crown Royal Press
- 5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe
- 3 dashes of bitters
- 2 squeezed lemon wedge(s)
- 1 splash of lemon-lime soda
- 1 lemon wedge
Method: Serve on the rocks and top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon.
- 3 parts Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
- 3 parts frozen limeade concentrate
- Coarse salt (optional)
- 1 part orange juice
- 8 parts ice cubes
- 2 parts beer
Method: In a blender, combine all ingredients except salt. Blend on high until smooth and slushy. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.
The EFFEN Beast
- 5 parts EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
- 2 parts White Cranberry Juice
- 5 parts Vanilla Simple Syrup
- 5 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
Method: Shake and strain all ingredients over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with brandied cherries.
Grilled Grapefruit Paloma
- 2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- ¾ part ginger sage syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Top with grapefruit beer (appx. 1 part)
- Sage sprigs
Method: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 ginger slice and 4 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create ginger sage syrup. Allow the mixture to cool, combine all ingredients except grapefruit beer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit beer. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice.
- 2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
- 5 oz Bloody Mary Mix*
- Lime wedge for garnish
- Celery stalk for garnish
*Bloody Mary Mix
- 4 oz Tomato juice
- .5 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
- 1 tsp Horseradish (optional)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Method: Combine ingredients in a mixing tin or pint glass and “roll” the drink by pouring it back and forth between the two. Strain onto fresh ice in a collins glass. If you like, rim the glass with kosher salt or a specially spiced rim of your choosing. Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk.