Now that we know it will be Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on Super Bowl XLVIII champions Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks battling it out in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, it's time to start planning your party menu. Whether you're rooting for the Pats (despite the deflategate scandal) or the Seahawks, we can all agree these seven drinks will score some extra points with your party guests.
Pineapple Chipotle Margarita. (Courtesy Photo)
1. Touchdown Spike: (serves 4 to 6)
• 1/2 cup Hornitos Plata Tequila
• 4 12 oz. Bottles 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 the Touchdown Spike.
2. Marshawn's Golden Cleats:
• 2 oz. Azzurre Gin
• .75 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
• .5 oz. Honey Syrup (one part Honey, one part Water)
• Dash of Hot Sauce
• Lemon Twist for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or hot pepper.
3. Basil Hayden's End Zone: (serves 12)
• 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.
Touchdown Spike. (Courtesy Photo)
4. Pineapple Chipotle Margarita:
"Patriot Softball." (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 part Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
• 1 part frozen Limeade
• 2 parts Pineapple Juice
• 1 to 2 dashes Chipotle Hot Sauce
• Chipotle Pepper for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a chipotle pepper.
• 1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
• 1 oz. Sobieski Vodka
• 4 oz. Cola
• Lime Wedge for garnish
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.
6. Kola Kick:
• 4 oz. Q Kola
• 2 oz. Spiced Rum
• 8 Pink Peppercorns
• 1 Lemon Wedge
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add spiced rum and top with Q Kola and a squeeze of lime. Gently stir and garnish with peppercorns.
Kola Kick, Marshawn's Golden Cleats, and Basil Hayden's End Zone. (Courtesy Photos)
7. "Patriot Softball:"
• 2 parts Privateer Silver Reserve Rum
• 2 parts Bloody Mary Mix
• 5 parts Notch Pilsner Beer
Combine the Privateer Rum and Bloody Mary mix in a cold beer glass, add ice and top with beer. Garnish with a lime wedge, salt and pepper rim optional.
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