Now that we know it will be Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on Super Bowl XLVIII champions Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks battling it out in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, it’s time to start planning your party menu. Whether you’re rooting for the Pats (despite the deflategate scandal) or the Seahawks, we can all agree these seven drinks will score some extra points with your party guests.
1. Touchdown Spike: (serves 4 to 6)
Directions: Fill pitcher with Orange Juice, DeKuyper Triple Sec, and Hornitos Plata. Slowly pour lager into a pitcher. Stir to mix. Fill pint glass halfway with ice and add the Touchdown Spike.
2. Marshawn’s Golden Cleats:
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or hot pepper.
3. Basil Hayden’s End Zone: (serves 12)
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Pour into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
4. Pineapple Chipotle Margarita:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a chipotle pepper.
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.
6. Kola Kick:
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add spiced rum and top with Q Kola and a squeeze of lime. Gently stir and garnish with peppercorns.
7. “Patriot Softball:”
Directions: Combine the Privateer Rum and Bloody Mary mix in a cold beer glass, add ice and top with beer. Garnish with a lime wedge, salt and pepper rim optional.