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 Triple Sec
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