A cocktail recipe for everyone at your football watch party

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There are still plenty of Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays left before the Super Bowl to cheer on your favorite football team – or pick a new one to root for!

 

When hosting a watch party, you need to prepare for all the types of football fans out there. From die-hard devotees to Sunday Funday socializers, not all fans are created equal, so we’re sharing our list of top cocktails for every type of game day guest.

Perfect for the fan who knows every player, position and stat about their beloved team, the paloma is a tried and true cocktail – no-frills and loyal to a fault. You always know you’re going to get the same refreshing taste no matter who makes it.


Ingredients

1 oz. Don Julio Blanco Tequila
2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1 oz. Soda Water
1 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
1 tbsp. Simple Syrup
Grapefruit Slice Garnish


Instructions

1. In a rocks glass, add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup, and stir to combine.
2. Add ice and top with soda water.
3. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.


Serves 1

A mojito cocktail is the perfect go-to for those who find themselves a bit indecisive. For the fan who switches their loyalty to a team every week, this has all the elements of a game winning drink – sweet, sour, fizzy and fresh.


Ingredients

1 oz. Zacapa 23 Rum
1 oz. Soda Water
0.5 tbsp. Simple Syrup
0.5 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
3 Mint Leaves
Mint Leaf Garnish

 

Instructions

1. Combine mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
2. Add rum and lime juice.
3. Shake and strain into a highball glass with ice.
4. Top with soda water.
5. Garnish with a mint leaf.


Serves 1

Mule cocktails, made with ginger beer, indicate a spicy personality. This fan will spend all four quarters calling plays, critiquing drives and slandering the front office. The only thing they're missing is a clipboard and a headset.

 

Ingredients

1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
2 oz. Ginger Beer
1 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Slice Garnish

 

Instructions

1. In a copper mug, combine vodka, ginger beer and lime juice.
2. Add ice and stir to mix.
3. Garnish with a lime slice.


Serves 1

A margarita with a touch of heat can turn any watch party up in an instant. Like a spicy marg, this fan always brings a bit of sass and spice wherever they go, challenging the most gullible in the room to a challenge they know they can’t lose.

 

Ingredients

1 oz. Casamigos Reposado Tequila
0.5 tbsp. Orange Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 tbsp. Simple Syrup
Tajín (Spice Mix) Rim (Optional)
Lime Slice Garnish

 

Instructions

1. Take a lime slice and wet the rim of a margarita or rocks glass.
2. Dust with Tajín and set aside.
3. Combine tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
4. Shake and strain into the rimmed margarita or rocks glass.
5. Garnish with a lime slice.


Serves 1

For the fan who is just there for the snacks and vibes, a G+T keeps things simple and pleasant.

 

Ingredients

1 oz. Aviation Gin
1 oz. Tonic
Lime Wedge Garnish

 

Instructions

1. In a highball glass with ice, add gin and tonic.
2. Stir to combine.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Serves 1

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