Kick off for the Big Game is at 6:30 pm ET on Sunday, February 13. Whether you’re rooting for the Bengals or the Rams, make sure your bar is ready to toast every play with these football cocktail recipes.
The Black & Stormy Diamond
50 ml KISS Black Diamond Premium Dark Rum
50 ml ginger beer
40 ml fresh red grapefruit juice (blood orange)
30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
20 ml simple syrup
Few dashes of Angostura bitters
1 slice of red grapefruit (blood orange) for garnish
Pour all the ingredients into a Highball glass (start with the Ginger Beer). Stir gently and fill up with ice cubes. Add dashes of bitters to your liking. Garnish with a wedge of red grapefruit or lemon zest.
Recipe by Drink It Up by KISS.
Dano’s Tequila Touchdown
.25 oz. Maple syrup.
.5 oz. lemon juice.
1 oz. Dano’s Tequila Blanco.
Shake maple syrup, lemon juice, and Dano’s Tequila Blanco. Pour into a pint glass. Top with IPA beer. Garnish with a grapefruit slice, sal de gusano rim and dry red pepper.
Recipe by Dano’s Tequila.
Let’s Get It Started
2 oz Damrack Gin or VirGin
.5 oz pickle juice
.5 oz olive brine
.5 oz lemon juice
2 cubes swiss cheese
2 pickle chips
2 slices of sundried tomato
1/2 tsp mix of chili-lime seasoning and sugar
Half rim a coupe with the chili-lime sugar mixture. Place sun-dried tomatoes on bottom of coupe. Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coupe. Garnish with a skewer of the olives, Swiss cheese, and pickle chips.
Recipe by Paula Lukas for Damrak.
1 ½oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
4oz. Black Cherry or Mixed Berry Hard Seltzer
Pour ingredients over ice.
Recipe by Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.
First Down Rhum
2 oz Rhum Barbancourt 5 star
1 oz Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth
1 stopper Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters
1 stopper Fee Brothers Cranberry Bitters
Add everything except the cranberry bitters to a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a glass, add cranberry bitters, and garnish with cherries.
Recipe created by @housepoured for Rhum Barbancourt.
Recuerdo Mezcal Lombardi
1.5 oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
1 oz passion fruit juice
1.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
Shake all the ingredients except for the club soda over ice, strain and serve into a highball glass with fresh ice, top off with club soda, and garnish with a slice of star fruit.
Recipe by Recuerdo Mezcal.
Mama Loves Me Best
1.5 oz. Whiskeysmith Pineapple
0.5 oz. Coconut Rum
0.25 oz. Mezcal
0.75 oz. Fresh Blood Orange
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
Ginger ale to top
Garnish: dried pineapple,
pineapple spear, blood orange
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass. Stir, add ice and top off with a quality ginger ale. Garnish with dried pineapple, pineapple spear, and blood orange slice.
Recipe by Whiskeysmith.
Sailor Jerry Pre-Game Punch
6 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 part lemon lime soda
6 parts spicy ginger beer
3 parts pineapple juice
1½ parts lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher, fill with ice. To serve, pour into highball glasses and garnish with a lime wheel.
Recipe by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
2 oz EBY Blanco Tequila
.50 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz Liquid Alchemist Ginger Syrup
4 oz Club Soda
Candied Ginger for Garnish
Combine all ingredients except the soda in a highball glass and stir for 5 seconds with a bar spoon. Top with club soda and add ice. Garnish with candied ginger.