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Super (Bowl) Slushies

After months of last-minute victories and dramatic meltdowns, the Super Bowl is finally here. Hopefully you placed your order for spicy wings and pizza so long ago the Bills were still contenders, but what are you going to drink during the big game?

Sure, you could crack open some beers, but this isn’t any given Sunday: It’s the Super Bowl. Unleash your inner Mike Ditka and start drawing up your football-party plan. In the past, we’ve fixed complex beer cocktails or a bowl of tequila punch, but this season we wanted to serve our guests something completely different.


We got Tad Carducci, co-founder of drinks consultancy Tippling Bros. and partner in the acclaimed new Manhattan bar The Tippler, to help coach us through this important decision. He was kind enough to share two of his adult slushie recipes from The Tippler’s menu, which you can whip up while you nosh and root for the Giants or the Patriots.

The aptly named Spazerac (pictured above) is, of course, a delicious frosty version of the classic Sazerac, calling for rye whiskey, absinthe and lemon juice. And the savory Wise Cold Sage blends together white rhum agricole, fresh grapefruit and lime juices, sage leaves and orange liqueur from Martinique.

You can’t lose with either one; just don’t blame us if you end up with brain freeze. Enjoy the game!


Contributed by Tad Carducci


  • 2.5 oz Rye whiskey
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 tsp Absinthe
  • .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon twist
  • Glass: Old Fashioned

Add all the ingredients to a blender with just under 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Wise Cold Sage

Contributed by Tad Carducci


  • 1.5 oz White rhum agricole
  • .5 oz Clément Créole Shrubb (or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 oz Sugar cane syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 2 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • .25 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • 2 Sage leaves
  • Garnish: Pineapple wedge and sage leaf
  • Glass: Collins

Add all the ingredients to a blender with 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a sage leaf.

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