Saturday, February 3, 2018

Super Cocktails for Your Super Bowl Party

Whether you’re watching for the football, commercials, or Justin Timberlake’s sure to be killer performance, it’s no use throwing a Super Bowl Party without some super spirits to match. See below for a full selection of recipes from the likes of Ancho Reyes, Drambuie, Flor de Caña, Hudson Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder, Montelobos, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry, and Q Drinks - and be sure to check out Kona Brewing as your go-to beer. Your guests will be doing their own touchdown dances with one of these cocktails in hand.

Ancho Verde Margarita
1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
1/3 part agave nectar

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake hard. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with half its rim salted. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Upbeat (Created by Vance Henderson, Drambuie Ambassador)
.75 parts Drambuie
.75 parts Hendrick’s Gin
2 parts Darjeeling tea, (cooled)
.5 part Rose Simple Syrup
2 dashes Peach Bitters
1 parts Sparkling Water

Method: Combine Drambuie, Gin, and Simple Syrup in a mixing glass filled 3/4 with ice. Stir for 30 seconds to combine. Pour into an Old Fashioned glasses with one large ice cube. Add 2 dashes of the bitters into each glass. Further sweeten with rose simple syrup to taste. Stir again. Finish with Sparkling water in each glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Flor de Caña Ultimate Mojito
2 parts Flor de Caña 7
1/2 part lime juice
1/3 part superfine sugar
3 leaves mint

Method: Muddle lime juice with sugar in a Collins glass. Add mint leaves and muddle again. Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice and add rum. Top off with a champagne float. Garnish with sprig of mint.

Baby Bourbon Smash
1 1/2 parts Hudson Baby Bourbon
3/4 ounce simple syrup
2 fresh lemon wedges
A couple sprigs of fresh mint
Club soda

Muddle lemons, 4-6 mint leaves, and simple syrup in the bottom of an Old Fashioned/rocks glass. Add cracked ice, Hudson Baby Bourbon, and top with splash of club soda. Stir briefly to combine and garnish with a mint sprig.

Ginger Brewskie
3/4 part ginger syrup
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
Top with your favorite beer

Method: Add all ingredients, other than the beer, to a shaker. Add ice and shake by hand. Strain into a glass and top with your favorite beer.

Ponche Primavera (PITCHER)
12 ½ parts Montelobos Mezcal
7 ½ parts Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
5 parts lime juice
5 parts lemon juice
15 parts sweetened agua de Jamaica (Mexican hibiscus tea water, can be found in most supermarkets)
1 part Oleo Saccharum (an oil made from mixing citrus peels with sugar)

Method: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and mix together. To keep chilled, freeze a large ice block the night before by double boiling water and using a large casserole dish. Add edible flowers to the water before it freezes (optional). Let ice block rest in punch bowl throughout the gathering. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, orange wheels, lemon wheels, and edible flowers.

Lightning On My Feet
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
2 parts pineapple juice
¾ part Solerno Blood Orange
½ part fresh lemon juice
Angostura bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and serve over crushed ice in Rocks glass. Top with a couple dashes of bitters and garnish.

Sailor Jerry Backyard Lemonade
Top with lemonade

Method: Serve on the rocks or in a pitcher for large

Pineapple Paloma
 1 oz Reposado Tequila
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1.5 oz fresh pineapple juice
1 oz pink grapefruit juice
2 oz Q Grapefruit Salt Rim

Method: Run a cut lime around the edge of a large rocks glass and rim with salt. Add first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and strain over fresh ice into the rocks glass. Top with Q Grapefruit and stir to combine. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

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