February 1, 2017 – We’re just days away from Super Bowl 51 and deciding what to eat and drink is a big part of the annual tradition, whether your party is two people or 20. Beer is the featured beverage, both in the ad lineup and around the TV screen, but wine and cocktails have sharp elbows. But who wants to be stuck behind the bar or in the kitchen? So we put the word out and we’ve found a few fast favorites and if you forgo the garnishes, no one will care. For the beer drinkers who want to “kick it up a notch”, we’ve included a beer cocktail using Sam Adam’s Rebel Juiced IPA, a new flavor introduced this year.
For the talented mixologists who want to showcase their skills, we’ve got a few recipes that will definitely set the mood for a Super Bowl celebration. Better get them served before the game starts (except for the Jägermule Punch, which will keep everybody liquored up for the whole game). These drinks are super stars and you deserve accolades for quarterbacking the bar.
1.25 oz. George Dickel No. 12
4 oz. Lemonade
Method: Add George Dickel No.12 and lemonade in ice-filled glass and stir. Garnish with lemon.
Captain & Ginger
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
4 oz. Ginger (beer or ale)
Method: Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge.
Crown Royal Press
1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe
3 dashes of bitters
2 squeezed lemon wedge(s)
1 splash of lemon-lime soda
1 lemon wedge
Method: Serve on the rocks and top with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a lemon.
Oak & Cola
1 ½ parts Oakheart Genuine Spiced Rum
4 parts Cola
Method: Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour on Oakheart Genuine Spiced Rum. Top with chilled Cola and serve.
3oz Sam Adam’s Rebel Juiced IPA
1oz Grapefruit juice
Method: Build in wine glass, add ice, garnish with half Grapefruit wheel.
SUPER BOWL SUPER STARS
2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
5 oz Bloody Mary Mix*
Lime wedge for garnish
Celery stalk for garnish
*Bloody Mary Mix
4 oz Tomato juice
.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
Dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
1 tsp Horseradish (optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Method:Combine ingredients in a mixing tin or pint glass and “roll” the drink by pouring it back and forth between the two
Strain onto fresh ice in a Collins glass.
If you like, rim the glass with kosher salt or a specially spiced rim of your choosing. Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk.
Black Sea Spritz
Created by Jesse Ross 1 oz Jagermeister
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Tarragon Syrup
Topped sparkling wine
Method: Wine glass/rocks. Shake/strain, top with dry bubbles. Garnish with half an orange wheel and tarragon sprig.
Bazaar Bloody Maria
(Pam Wiznitzer, Trademark & Belle Shoals) Red tomatoes + Pinch Piri Piri (Portugal)
Orange tomatoes + Habanero (South America)
Yellow tomatoes + Saffron (India)
Green tomatoes + Zaatar (Middle East)
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (UK)
2 oz Water
Method: Blend ingredients well, keeping each color separate, and strain for seeds. The night before, make the Bloody Maria ice cubes and freeze each color individually.
In a highball glass:
1) crush/smash 1-2 Bloody Maria ice cubes of each tomato color. Fill the highball with the ice, layering by color
2) in a Collins glass combine 2 oz Patron Reposado, .75 oz lemon juice, 3 dashes Bittermens hellfire bitters, 5 dashes horseradish tincture.
3) pour mixture into the highball glass over ice
4) add straw and garnish with a skewer that has multi colored tomatoes, fresh squash blossom, exotic international peppers and celery with leaf still attached
1.5 oz Patrón Silver
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.25 oz Agave nectar
Lime wedge for garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Created by Flinn Pomroy, Sweetwater Social
125 oz Jägermeister
42.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
37.5 oz Ginger Syrup
35 oz Bigelow Orange & Spice Tea
60 oz Soda Water (add to taste)
2 whole oranges sliced into very thin discs.
Method: There is little to no prep involved with this recipe.
Combine Jägermeister, Lime Juice, and Ginger Syrup in punch bowl.
Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add 5 tea bags of Bigelow Orange &
Remove water from heat and allow to steep for 6 minutes (You will have more tea brewed than you are actually going to use.)
Add 35 oz of Bigelow Orange and Spice tea to the punch bowl.
Stir punch vigorously
Add soda to taste
Top entire punch with sliced orange discs
Serve over ice in traditional Mule Tins or in another receptacle of your choosing
Garnish with your team’s assigned garnish – and enjoy responsibly.