Super bowl cocktails: Raise a toast for every score


From Fly Eagles Fly to a Patriots dynasty, Super Bowl cocktails are a great way to cheer touchdowns or drown sorrows during the big game.

While beer might be an easy choice for a Super Bowl party, Super Bowl cocktails can be more festive. From the classic Sunday cocktail, a Bloody Mary, to a sophisticated bourbon influenced cocktail, the choices are many.

Even though a cocktail may sound complicated, many cocktails are quite simple to make. The Super Bowl party host can easily set up a bar with the essential ingredients and recipe. The guests mix up the Super Bowl cocktails themselves. Actually, a few easy cocktails can make for less cleanup after the party. Who wants all this empty bottles and cans?

Here are a couple FoodSided recommended Super Bowl cocktails.

Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mix, photo provided by EVINS Communications

Bloody Maria Bar

Sundays, football and Bloody Marys are always a winning combination. For this Super Bowl, opt for a Bloody Maria Bar. Swap out the vodka for some tequila. The Tres Agaves tequila and Bloody Mary Mix is a winning combination. The smooth tequila and the spicy mix is a perfect balance. Garnish the Bloody Maria with celery for a classic or add some pickled jalapenos for some added heat.

"Bloody MariaIngredients:4 parts Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mix2 parts Tres Agaves TequilaCelery stalk for garnishDirections:Combine both ingredients over ice in highball glass, garnish with a celery stalk."

Trails End Super Bowl-levardier

Super Bowl cocktail, photo provided by PeetCom, Inc.

Trails End Super Bowl-levardier

Bourbon is a favorite spirit of FoodSided. When a bourbon company turns its cocktail into a charity fundraiser, we can’t help to raise a glass or two.

Trails End Bourbon is helping the National Forest Foundation’s Trees for Us program. The company’s donation will assist with the planting of 5,000 trees in the Pacific Northwest. Trails End Bourbon uses Oregon Oak in its aging process.

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Just in time for the Super Bowl, Trails End Bourbon created the following cocktail to cheer every down and pass. Regardless of the team that wins, the Trees for Us campaign is the big winner.

"Trails End Super Bowl-levardier2 X 750ml Trail’s End Bourbon1 X 1L Quality Sweet Vermouth (ideally Yzaguirre if available in market)1 X 1L Campari2 oz pour on the rocks, garnish with an orange peel."

With Trails End Bourbon supporting a good cause, FoodSided decided to mix up two bourbon cocktails in honor of the Super Bowl. Although we have a team to support (thanks Tervis for sharing the picture), we don’t want to offend anyone. These Super Bowl cocktails show flavors for either Eagles fans or Patriots fans.

Tervis Tumbler, photo provided by Tervis

Bourbon Maple Smash

Maple is a Patriots inspired food. Why not add that touch of sweetness to a cocktail. A good maple syrup is a kitchen essential. It can be used for many recipes, not just pancakes. This recipe is one example.

Bourbon Maple Smash by Cristine Struble
2 oz Trails End Bourbon
1 oz Maple Syrup
1 oz fresh Meyer lemon juice or regular lemon juice
Lemon peel for garnish
Combine bourbon, maple syrup and lemon juice in cocktail shaker. Strain and pour over ice or one large cocktail cube. Garnish with lemon peel.

Chocolate Bourbon Not So Old Fashioned

An Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail. In honor of Eagles inspired foods, this chocolate twist on the cocktail add some sweetness without becoming a dessert cocktail. The chocolate bitters create a savory note while still incorporating a little sweetness. It might not be a Hershey’s candy bar, it still has some chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Bourbon Not So Old Fashioned by Cristine Struble
2 oz Trails End Bourbon
½ simple syrup
4 dashes chocolate bitters
2 Luxardo original maraschino cherry
Orange peel for garnish
Stir simple syrup, bitters and bourbon in a glass. Add cocktail ice cube. Top with the two cherries and orange peel.

Will you be serving some Super Bowl cocktails for the big game? Tell us what’s behind your bar using #FoodSided.