The Super Bowl is here again, and chances are you’ll be watching it—beverage in one hand, buffalo chicken dripping down the other.
You’ve cooked up a serious spread, friends are crowding around the TV, and the air is thick with competitive tension. All you need now are some easy and delicious cocktails to top it off.
Whether you’re throwing a Super Bowl party at home, or expecting a few hundred people at your bar, here are the cocktails you’ll want to be serving.
Time for kickoff…
1. The Civetta Magra
This variation of the classic margarita is popular with just about anyone. Here, Ryan Lotz of No. 9 Park uses agave syrup instead of orange liqueur, which makes it a little sweeter.
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- 1⁄2 oz agave syrup
- 1⁄2 oz lime juice
- 2 1⁄2 oz Pueblo Veijo tequila
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2. The Bourbon Cider Punch
There’s nothing like a big batch of booze to keep your guests happy and the party going. Batch cocktails are the perfect Super Bowl party companion, and this one is the perfect antidote to cold February weather.
Bourbon Cider Punch
- 4 cups apple cider
- 3 12-ounce bottles hard apple cider
- 2 12-ounce bottles ginger beer
- 1.5 cups seltzer
- 3 cups bourbon
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 apple
- In a large bowl, combine ciders, ginger beer, seltzer, bourbon, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine.
- Slice one apple into thin pieces and float the pieces on top of the punch.
- Serve punch immediately, over ice.
3. The B’s Knees
With the same base as the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail (lemon, honey & gin), Paulo Pereira of Brass Union adds some fresh components (basil and cucumber) as well as spiced pear liqueur to really make the flavor of this cocktail pop.
- 1 slice cucumber
- 2 leaves basil
- 1⁄2 oz honey
- 1⁄2 oz lemon juice
- 3⁄4 oz St. George Spiced Pear
- 1 1⁄2 oz Ford’s Gin
- Add ice.
- Fine strain into a glass.
- Add fried basil garnish.
4. The Big Batch Beer Punch
This one’s for all you beer lovers. It’s super easy and delicious; the grapefruit juice helps to accentuate the hops in the beer, while still allowing the gin to come through in the finish.
IPA Beer Punch
- 4 cups gin
- 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice (about 4 or 5 grapefruits)
- 5 cups India Pale Ale
- Combine the gin and grapefruit juice in a large punch bowl.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Add the IPA just before serving, and ladle into ice-filled glasses.
5. The Daquiri
A good Daquiri is a must-have at any party. This simple recipe, by Ryan Lotz, is all about the perfect balance of three simple ingredients. It’s a fast and easy favorite that’ll leave you with extra time to hang out with your guests and scream at the television.
- 3⁄4 oz lime juice
- 3⁄4 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz Privateer Silver Rum
- Strain into a cocktail glass.
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