While this years Super Bowl
does not have a New York team playing, it still should be an exciting match-up between the Baltimore Ravens
and San Francisco 49ers
. If you plan on hosting a Hamptons Super Bowl party, celebrate with one of these touchdown worthy drinks.
1. The Pub:
Bourbon and beer, the perfect Super Bowl drink. Need I say more?
• 1.5 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
• Cold Ginger Beer
In tall pilsner glass, add cubed ice. Pour in Maker's Mark Bourbon and fill to top with ginger beer.
Tired of the same old margarita? The Manzarita available at Townline BBQ
(3593 Townline Road, Sagaponack,631-537-2271, www.townlinebbq.com
) is the perfect way to warm up during the big game and this recipe makes 8 servings so you don't miss a moment of play.
• 2 Lemons
• 1/4 - 1/2 tsp.Cinnamon
• 12 oz. Herradura
• 6 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
• 24 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
• Apple Wedge or Apple Chip for garnish
Slice up 2 lemons into quarters, squeeze and place in a large pitcher, sprinkle with cinnamon. Muddle lemons and cinnamon with a wooden spoon. Add tequila, St. Germain, and fresh apple cider then stir vigorously. Add ice and stir again for 30 seconds. Pour each drink into a glass (or mason jar if you've got'em) full of fresh ice and garnish with a lemon wheel, fresh apple wedge or apple chip.
3. The Big Easy:
Another great option if you are hosting a Super Bowl party, this cocktail is in honor of New Orleans where Super Bowl XLVII is being held.
• 375 ml Belvedere
• 175 ml Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
• 100 ml Lemon Juice
Shake and strain Belvedere, lemon juice and Canton into a highball filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Kappa Nick and Manzarita. (Courtesy Photo)
4. Muse in the Harbor's Super Rum Punch Bowl:
This fruity tropical treat available at Muse in the Harbor (16 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-899-4810, museintheharbor.com
) will have you wishing you made the trip to New Orleans to watch the game.
• 1 part Coconut Rum
• 1 part Pineapple Rum
• 1 part Mango Rum
• 1 part Fresh-squeezed Orange Juice
• 1 part Pineapple Juice
• 1 part Blue Curaçao
• Marachino Cherries for garnish
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain into highball filled with ice cubes.
5. Classic Portón Pisco Sour:
This refreshing and easy to to make cocktail features Pisco Portón a Peruvian type of brandy cultivated from grapes.
• 1.5 oz. Portón
• 1.5 oz. Lime Juice
• 1 oz. Simple Syrup
• 1 Egg White
• A dash of Bitters
Shake Portón, lime Juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Garnish with a dash of bitters
6. EFFEN Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary:
This cocktail created by National President of the U.S. Bartender's Guild David Nepove
puts a twist on a traditional Bloody Mary by adding beer.
• 2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
• 4 Grape Tomatoes
• 1 dash Celery Salt
• 1 dash Pepper
• 2 dashes Worcestershire
• 1 dash Tabasco Sauce
• ½ part Lime Juice
• 2 parts Blonde Beer
Muddle tomatoes with spices, add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a salted rim tall glass with ice and beer. Garnish with a celery stick.
Classic Portón Pisco Sour and LeSUTRA's Grape Raven. (Courtesy Photo)
7. Basil Hayden's Bacon Sour:
For a drink that will have bacon lovers in a frenzy, try this cocktail created by Patricia Richards
• 1 1/4 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
• 1 part St-Germain Liqueur Infused with Applewood Smoked Bacon (recipe below)
• 1 part Freshly Squeezed and Strained Lemon Juice
• 1/2 part Diluted Maple Syrup (1:1 ratio of Vermont Grade A Medium Amber Syrup to water)
• 1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
• 1/4 part Pasteurized Egg White
Bacon Infused St-Germain
• 9 Thick Slices of Applewood Smoked Bacon
• 2 750 ml bottle of St-Germain Liqueur
Cook bacon in the oven until it is crispy on the outsides but still chewy in the center. Place bacon on paper towel to remove some of the rendering. Place cooked bacon in a glass jar with two 750 ml bottles of St-Germain and allow it to infuse for 24 hours at room temperature. Remove bacon. Place liqueur in the freezer so renderings congeal and you can remove them. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and cheese cloth to remove as much rendering as possible. Repeat freezer step if needed and strain again. Refrigerate until ready for use. (For Bacon Infused St-Germain: Combine bourbon, bacon-infused St-Germain, lemon juice, diluted maple syrup, bitters and egg white into a mixing glass and shake vigorously with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a double-old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice and a piece of the St-Germain infused Applewood smoked bacon.)
8. LeSUTRA's Grape Raven: LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur
, the new spirits brand from Timbaland
, has created a cocktail which is bound to be a hit with Ravens fans.
• 3 parts LeSUTRA Grape Sparkling Liqueur
• 1 part Vodka
• 1 part Sprite
Combine ingredients and serve on the rocks in a party fish bowl. Serves 3 people.
Superbowl Hangover Cure, Muse in the Harbor's Super Rum Punch Bowl and The Pub. (Courtesy Photo)
9. Superbowl Hangover Cure:
If you are watching the game in NYC stop by Mulberry
Project (149 Mulberry Street, New York, 646-448-4536, www.mulberryproject.com
) or Vinatta Project (69 Gansevoort Street, New York, 646-398-9125, vinattaproject.com
) to try this cocktail which is perfect for the post
• 2oz. Vodka
• 1oz. Lemon Juice
• 1oz. Cane Sugar Syrup
• 3 Olives
• 1 pinch of Salt
• 3 Dashes of Chipotle Sauce
• 1/4 Jalapeno
• 8 leaves of Cilantro.
Muddle olives, salt, chipotle, jalapeño and cilantro in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, lemon and syrup and shake with ice. Strain into an iced collins glass. Garnish with either celery Stalk or a leftover chicken wing.
10. Kappa Nick:
This cocktail was created by Dave Keenan of Abigaile Restaurant in honor of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
• 1.5 oz. Kappa Pisco
• 1 oz. Blood Orange Juice
• .75 oz. Agave Nectar
Shake all ingredients and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel and light dusting of cinnamon.
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