Football fans: The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here, and we can’t wait for Super Bowl Sunday to begin.
But before kickoff, there are still some serious decisions to be made about your Super Bowl party strategy. Whether you’re hosting a bash or going to one, we have nine amazing drinks that you and your friends are sure to love more than just a six-pack of beer. (If you insist on serving beer, don’t worry; we included several delicious sudsy cocktails.)
The best part is that our drinks pair perfectly with a range of traditional Super Bowl party foods, from chips and guacamole to pizza and wings. (Speaking of guacamole, check out celebrity chef Rick Bayless’ delicious tomatillo and bacon version!)
Now let’s play some football!
Throwing a Super Bowl party is serious business. From making sure that the pizza comes on time to worrying about having enough chips and dip, it can be quite stressful. To make your day a bit easier, we suggest making this bourbon- and brandy-based punch from talented Chicago bartender Mike Ryan. The best part is that you can prepare it ahead of time. Now that’s what we call a winning play!
Love atomic hot wings? You’re going to want to try this cocktail. The fiery recipe calls for, of course, hot sauce, plus spiced rum, lime juice, ginger beer and some pilsner. It’s easy-drinking, but spicy enough to keep you on your toes so you don’t miss any questionable calls by the refs!
Since this is the biggest game of the year, it’s time to pull out all the stops. So impress your friends with this slushy and delicious spin on the classic Sazerac from cocktail consultant Tad Carducci. The frozen treat calls for rye whiskey, absinthe, lemon juice and Peychaud’s Bitters. You may need to call a timeout to recover from your brain-freeze.
One of the best things to pair with pizza, wings and tortilla chips is this spiced-up brewski. It’s a refreshing mix of lime juice, Tabasco, celery salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Negra Modelo beer. And as with the Bloody Mary, you should feel free to customize the Michelada by adding your own favorite spices and hot sauces.
This drink is perfect for a crowd. It’s a simple twist on the classic Gin & Tonic that takes barely any effort at all to make! Just add several dashes of aromatic Angostura Bitters to the mixture, which gives the cocktail its pink color, as well as a subtle hint of baking spices.
Yes, we know beer is the standard football beverage, and if you want to have a cold one, we suggest using it in this sudsy take on the Margarita. The recipe is from all-star bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford and adds a few ounces of Modelo Especial to the classic cocktail for an even more refreshing beverage.
Super Bowl Sunday is a long day. Nobody could blame you for beginning to fade during the third quarter. Wake up! But instead of having a regular cup of coffee, make something a bit more special and spirited—it’s the Super Bowl after all. This traditional Irish Coffee recipe comes from master mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member Dale DeGroff and is so good you’ll make it year-round.
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