If you’re a fan of the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, you don’t need drink suggestions to make today super. Your teams are playing in the Super Bowl. You could be eating spray cheese on crackers and drinking generic beer and you’d be happy. For the rest of us—those sitting it out on the sidelines because our teams fell in the playoffs or didn’t make it past the regular season—could use a little a little razzmatazz to get up for the big game.
Here are some super drink suggestions:
For Panthers Fans
1½ oz. Milagro Silver Tequila
¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
¾ oz. lemon
½ oz. Blue Curaçao
¼ oz. Lemon Verbena & White Pepper Syrup
lemon wheel for garnish
Put all ingredients in a Boston shaker, add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass/coupe. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
2 oz. Svedka Strawberry Lemonade
½ oz. Blue Curaçao
½ oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
lemon wedge for garnish
Pour ingredients into a blender, adding ½ cup crushed ice last, and blend at high speed. Pour into a Hurricane/Pilsner glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
For Broncos Fans
9 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
9 oz. Orange juice
6 oz. Cranberry juice
3 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir.
1½ oz. Milagro Silver tequila
¾ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz agave nectar
1orange wheel and 1 lime wheel for garnish
Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with orange and lime wheels.
For the Rest of Us
KEEP POUNDING PUNCH (Serves 25)
created by Kevin Deidrich
750 ml. Bottle of George Dickel Rye
10 oz. Lemon Juice
5 oz. Ginger Syrup
15 oz. Sparkling Water
7 tbsp. Simple Syrup
Mix ingredients in punch bowl, add muddled fruits, chill and serve with ice.
1¼ oz. Bulleit Rye
½ oz. blackberry syrup
2 dashes bitters
Add ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir and serve.
And because it’s the Super Bowl, Imma just leave this wing recipe right here.
1/3 cup Crown Royal whisky
1/3 cup Honey
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbs. thai chili sauce
1 packet (¾ oz) stir-fry seasoning
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
4 pounds chicken wing drumettes
3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped (optional)
¼ cup chopped peanuts (optional)
In a large bowl, combine whisky, honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, stir-fry seasoning, and garlic. Add drumettes, tossing to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Let drumettes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with chopped scallions and peanuts (optional).