Suggestions Based on Your Team
Around the United States, football fans are gearing up for their biggest day of the year. Super Bowl LI is sure to be an epic match-up. It is the story of the classic underdog, The Atlanta Falcons, coming up against a seasoned record-setting team, The New England Patriots. Whether you are planning a massive blowout with all your friends and family, or you prefer a quiet gathering at home with a couple of buddies, you will need food and beverages. Here are a few Super Bowl drink suggestions based on your team.
Hunch Punch is a favorite drink enjoyed by many in colleges, and at tailgates around the South. It is usually made in a large batch in which imbibers dip their cup. You can keep it classy (or not), and skip the tub and serve it from a punch bowl. Either way, this stuff “packs a punch” so make sure to label it clearly as an Adult Beverage.
3 gallon(s) Hawaiian Fruit Punch
16 oz. can frozen Orange Juice concentrate
16 oz. Pineapple Juice
8 cup(s) Sprite
8 cup(s) Ginger Ale
1/5 gallon(s) Everclear
1/5 gallon(s) Vodka
Combine all ingredients in large punch bowl. Stir and serve over ice.
What better way to celebrate the Atlanta Falcons than to toast with a Georgia Peach. It is the quintessential Georgia beverage. Sweet, and potent this drink sneaks up on you, so be cautious!
1 1/2 ounces Sky Vodka
1/4 ounce Peach Schnapps
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake and pour over ice.
Boozy Sweet Tea
It is a scene anyone can imagine. Folks sittin’ for a spell on the front porch enjoying a tall cold glass of sweet tea. Bozzy Sweet Tea It is the perfect accompaniment to classic football party food. It won’t leave you feeling over full, and the caffeine from the tea helps keep you revved up through the whole game. Never tried homemade iced tea? You are in for a real sweet treat!
6 cups freshly brewed tea
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
1/4 to 1/2 cup bourbon (depending on how strong you want your cocktail)
4 to 6 sliced orange rounds
6 sprigs fresh mint
After brewing the tea, add honey to sweeten. Allow tea to cool.
Combine the bourbon and tea in a large pitcher.
Serve over ice and garnish with the mint and and orange slice.
New England Patriots
A classic drink you probably have enjoyed for years, but never knew the name. The Cape Cod is aptly named after the sleepy tourist destination in Massachusetts. Perfect in its simplicity, it is a delicious beverage that one can easily sip on throughout the whole game.
2 oz Smirnoff Vodka
Fill w/ Cranberry Juice
Lime Wedge for Garnish
Fill highball glass 2/3 full of ice. Combine vodka and cranberry juice over the ice. Garnish with the lime wedge.
This is a bit of a twist on a classic cocktail. However, this is not your Grandpappy’s sidecar. It is a fun sour drink that is easy to remember how to make. Therefore, a sure addition to your mixed drink repertoire.
3/4 ounce light rum
3/4 ounce brandy
3/4 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce lime juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Shake and pour over ice.
A traditional colonial-era New England boozy tavern drink, featuring liquor swimming in a decent pour of beer and infused with spices. A real man’s man kind of drink that is not for the faint of heart. However, we agree that both genders are sure to enjoy this delicious wintery beverage. It truly warms you to the soul.
3/4 ounce amber or dark rum, such as Mount Gay, chilled
3/4 ounce applejack, chilled
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
5 ounces Chilled Porter Style Brew
Brown sugar simple syrup (optional)
Nutmeg, for garnish
Combine the chilled rum, applejack and lime juice in a chilled glass.
Top with the porter, add a splash of the brown sugar simple syrup if desired; stir the drink gently.
Sprinkle with a dusting of Nutmeg.
No matter how you decide to celebrate this year’s big game, Festival Wine and Spirits has everything you need to mix up these Super Bowl drink suggestions. Not in the mood for a cocktail? We have a wide variety of craft beers and domestic favorites.