Congrats to the Boston Red Sox
and St. Louis Cardinals for making it to the World Series
. While New Yorkers wish it was the New York Mets
verses the New York Yankees
, it will still be a great battle. Here are seven cocktails to sip on while rooting for your favorite team.
The Wild Red. (Courtesy Photo)
1. Knob Creek Bourbon Big And Stout:
Celebrity chef Michael Symon
is a master at creating delicious tailgating menus, so enjoy his bourbon and beer based libation.
• 1 part Knob Creek Bourbon
• 1.5 parts Sweet Stout
• .75 part of Demerara Sugar or Simple Syrup
• 1 whole Egg
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake (without ice) to emulsify proteins. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass.
2. Hornitos Bro-mosa:
Hornitos developed a cocktail in honor of the bromance baseball players share.
• 1⁄2 cup Hornitos Plata Tequila
• 4 12-oz. Bottles of Lager
• 1⁄4 cup Orange Juice
• 1⁄4 cup DeKuyper
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 Bro-mosa.
3. Kilbeggan Tailgater's Toddy:
If you will be attending any of the World Series games, keep warm with Kilbeggan's hot toddy.
• 2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
• 1 part DeKuyper Buttershots
• Hot water
Build all ingredients into a pre-heated coffee mug.
Kilbeggan Tailgater's Toddy, Cherry Cream Soda, Knob Creek Bourbon Big And Stout, and Basil Hayden's Home Run. (Courtesy Photos)
4. The Wild Red:
With both teams donning red, this unbiased cocktail is the perfect toast to the World Series champion.
• 1 oz. New Amsterdam
Red Berry Vodka
• 1 oz. Wild Hibiscus Syrup (can be substituted with Creme De Cassis)
• Wild Hibiscus Flower (Can substitute with Lemon Verbena Herb)
Combine, shake and strain vodka and hibiscus syrup into a flute. Fill with prosecco and garnish with a hibiscus flower.
Cruzan Slowpoke Shandy. (Courtesy Photo)
5. Cruzan Slowpoke Shandy:
Nothing goes better than baseball and beer, but why not mix it up with a shandy?
• 2 parts Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
• .5 part Lime Juice
• .25 part Ginger Syrup
• Wheat Beer
Combine rum, lime and ginger syrup in a pint glass and slowly pour half of the beer into the glass. Add a few ice cubes and finish pouring the beer. (Note: To create Ginger Syrup use a 2:1 measurement of simple syrup with grated ginger. Heat, cool, strain, and serve.
6. Basil Hayden's Home Run:
Another bourbon and beer based drink, this punch (which serves 12) will be the home run of any World Series party.
• 12 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
• 36 parts Light Beer
• 12 parts Frozen Lemonade concentrate
• 12 Lemon Wedges
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Pour into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
7. Cherry Cream Soda:
What better way to watch America's favorite pastime than drinking a cocktail featuring one of America's most iconic beverages.
• 1 part JDK & Sons
Crave Chocolate Cherry Liqueur
• 1 part Irish Cream
Build over ice in a tall glass pouring the Irish Cream last so it floats on top. Garnish with a cherry dropped on top.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com