Whether you’re watching the big NFL Super Bowl XLVIII game or enjoying the halftime show, Americans everywhere have football fever! With a reported 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips and 1 billion chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sundays, fans are going to need smooth drink options to wash it all down. Make the most of your Super Bowl party menu with these tasty tips and recipes that are sure to score a touchdown with guests.
Make it a Mini – It’s important to offer guests a variety, but also serve something unique and memorable to your party. So besides basic brews, try adding another option like the 43 Mini Beer. This little faux “beer” packs a punch, is made with Licor 43 and topped off with a bit of cream to give it that “foam” head. Challenge your friends to take a shot each time their opposing team scores a touchdown!
43 Mini Beer
1-1/2 oz Licor 43, chilled
Directions: Pour Licor 43 into a mini-mug about 2/3’s of the way. Gently layer heavy cream on top.
Pour a Pitcher – Batch drinks are also a great way to serve a large group without missing the game yourself. This recipe for Stadium Cider can be made ahead of time and chilled overnight. Serve from a large canister or pitcher – guests can help themselves throughout the game and you won’t miss a play.
Stadium Cider (batch recipe)
3-1/2 cups spiced rum
1-3/4 cups apple cider
1 cup Licor 43
1/2 cup simple syrup
3/4 cup lemon juice
Apple, thinly sliced
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large container and stir. Float apple slices on top and chill for 2 hours. Serve over ice.
Don’t Forget the Driver – Lastly it’s always a good idea to serve a non-alcoholic drink or a “mock-tail” at your party, especially for the designated driver. Put a twist on the popular Bloody Mary by making a “Hail Mary” for game day.
4 oz tomato juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Dash of hot sauce
A pinch of salt and pepper
Piece of cooked bacon, well-done
Directions: Rim glass with celery salt and set aside. Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a shaker with ice. Shake for a few seconds and strain into glass over fresh ice cubes. Garnish with a celery stalk and piece of bacon.
Have a great Superbowl weekend!