Cocktail and appetizer pairings for game day
What’s football without food? We paired these 6 premium cocktails with classic bites that are all in good taste. Very good taste.
Fall goes hand-in-hand with football season and everyone knows that come game day, there’s a lot more to it than throwing on your favorite jersey, inviting friends over and cheering on your home team. A proper football fête requires great drinks and good food. Want a winning game plan but don’t know where to begin? We are here to help you with cocktail and appetizer pairings to impress a crowd.
Classic Margarita + Sheet Pan Nachos with Shredded Chicken
This sweet and citrusy drink staple meets a spicy and savory snack in the perfect marriage of Mexican flavors. Customize with your favorite toppings – then drink up and dig in.
Paloma + Buffalo Chicken Wings
This fizzy, grapefruit-forward concoction – also the national cocktail of Mexico – gets its kick from the addition of jalapeño. Its citrus sweetness blends well with the tang and spice of this classic game day dish.
Mole Margarita + Jalapeño Poppers
This margarita riff has a complex smokey undertone that complements any cheesy Mexican recipe. But our Hail Mary is a platter of satisfying baked cheese-stuffed jalapeño bites to pair.
Whiskey cocktail pairings
Chai Whiskey Sour + Baked Brie
The richness and depth of chai spice captures the flavors of fall in this seasonal spin on the classic whiskey sour. A standout on its own, the cocktail matches easily with the mild, earthy taste of a creamy round of baked brie.
Apple Highball + Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Delicately fruity, this cocktail finds its match in irresistibly sweet and salty bacon-wrapped dates. They’re ridiculously simple to make, but a total touchdown for the tastebuds.
Maple Old Fashioned + Spiced Pecans
As the weather gets colder, you may be dreaming of roasted chestnuts. But they have nothing on spiced pecans. The native Southern nut draws out bourbon’s complex flavors, while the spicy-sweet seasoning complements the citrus notes. Not to mention they’re hassle-free - pick up a bag at the store and throw them in a bowl for an easy crowd-pleasing snack.