Whether you are watching for the game or the commercials or have just been dragged into an annual Super Bowl party, drinking your way through the biggest football game of the year is an obvious must-do. This year, forget the cooler full of beers loaded into your living room, and shake up some super cocktails that will turn this night in front of the TV into what it really should be: a party. And of course, all these drinks pair with the second most important part of Super Bowl Sunday: the snacks! Cocktails with chicken wings anyone? Score!
If you’re ready to turn your back on this all-American pastime and fantasize about the overall lack of enthusiasm for touchdowns and three-point kicks in the north, this Canadian cocktail is your subtle hint to Super Bowl aficionados that you’d rather be kicking it with the Canucks.
When you hear Super Bowl, you hear atomic wings and fiery hot chips, so you’re going to need an equally spicy cocktail to echo your passion for spicy snacks. Made with chile powder and red pepper flakes (and you may want to consider a spicy rim), this riff on a Margarita will warm you up right through the very last play of this impossibly long football game.
You may not be tailgating this Super Bowl, but your cocktails can hail back to your college football drinking habits. This ridiculously simple recipe, made from vodka, Kool-Aid and orange soda (or play around with the flavored sodas), is designed to be enjoyed from a sippy cup, so yeah, have fun with it.