Shake up game day with spectacular Super Bowl cocktails

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As everyone looks to Sofi Stadium to watch every minute of the action on the gridiron, memorable commercials and the epic halftime show, there is a building thirst that needs to be quenched. While the big game food menu is tempting, everyone needs a flavorful beverage to enjoy with those chicken wings, dips and snacks. Ready to make game day spectacular these Super Bowl cocktails?

While many people might have a signature cocktail or can opt for a sessionable beer for that big game party, some people prefer to shake up something a little different for the annual event. Although a canned cocktail can simplify that sipping, a special libation can bring the host the ultimate victory with guests.

From vodka to gin to tequila, there are many ways options for spectacular Super Bowl cocktails. Even though the shaker will be making beautiful music, remember to hydrate. No one wants to have a Monday morning that they would like to forget.

Which spectacular Super Bowl cocktails are worthy of a victory toast?

Longbeach Lemonade from Indoggo

Super Bowl LVI is all about the West Coast vibe. With the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show featuring a quintet of West Coast Hip Hop artists, one of the cocktails had to pay homage to Snoop Dogg, especially with his signature gin, Indoggo.

Whether or not “Gin and Juice” is performed during those 12 minutes remains to be seen, but everyone can shake up a cocktail featuring Snoop’s Indoggo gin. This gin cocktail is bright, refreshing and goes with almost anything on the big game menu.

Longbeach Lemonade


  • 2 oz Indoggo
  • 6 oz Fresh lemonade
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • Add Indoggo and lemonade to a glass. Stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.

Cucumber Cooler from Santo Tequila

Much has been said about the heat that will overtake Sofi Stadium this year. Why not shake up a Super Bowl cocktail that is a little refreshing.

Cucumber has long been a refreshing flavor in a cocktail. Bright, slightly herbaceous, the flavor can blend with both sweet and savory.

This cocktail from Santo Tequila is a great option to pair with those Guy Fieri Motley Que Sliders. The brightness from the mint and the sweetness from the elderflower are perfection on a warm day.

Cucumber Cooler


  • 2 oz Santo Reposado
  • ½ oz Cucumber Simple Syrup*
  • ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Fresh Mint Sprig
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Fresh Mint Sprig | Cucumber Slices


  • In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and mint sprig. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish.

Polska Mary from Belvedere Vodka

A Bloody Mary on a Sunday is often a cocktail staple. While some bars might go over the top with all their garnishes, the beverage in the glass should not be hidden behind all those extras.

With this cocktail from Belvedere Vodka, the traditional Bloody Mary gets a flavor boost from the Passata and Beetroot juice. For those unfamiliar, passata is a tomato puree. The thick, strained tomato puree brings a more robust flavor to the classic cocktail.

Polska Mary


  • 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
  • 2/3 oz Tomato juice
  • 2/3 oz Passata
  • 2/3 oz Beetroot juice (optional)
  • 1/3 oz Lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/3 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • Pinch Celery Salt
  • 1 Lemon Wedge


  • Add all ingredients to a highball glass and fill with ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Tamarita Mule from Smirnoff

Sometimes West Coast flavors borrow from Mexican dishes. In this cocktail, the Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind Vodka brings sweet and sour flavor to the cocktail. While tamarind is sometimes used in candy, the addition of the spicy flavors make this cocktail quite refreshing.

This Smirnoff cocktail hits all the flavor profiles, spicy, sweet, sour in various ways. While it might not be a traditional cocktail served at the big game, it is one that people will ask about long after the Lombardi Trophy is raised in victory.

Tamarita Mule (Spicy Tamarind)


  • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Ginger Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 barspoon BBQ Chipotle


  • Combine Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind Vodka, ginger syrup, lemon juice and splash of BBQ chipotle sauce in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for about 30 seconds. Pour onto ice in a copper mug and garnish with chamoy straw.

Lobos 1707 Cerveza Margarita

Who doesn’t love a great margarita? While the classic cocktail can be transformed in many ways, the reality is that one little ingredient swap can make that sip even more refreshing.

With this recipe from Lobos 1707 Tequila, the addition of a Mexican lager keeps the cocktail light and refreshing. Given that Mexican lagers are one of the most popular beers to sip on Super Bowl Sunday, there might be a few extra cans in the house.


  • 6 oz Mexican lager
  • 1.5 oz Lobos 1707 Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice


  • Salt rim of glass and fill with ice. Add 4 oz of lager. Add all additional ingredients and stir. Top with remaining beer to fill, and garnish with lime wedges.

I’ll drive you coconuts from bubly

While the big game can have people both cheering and jeering with every play, the I’ll drive you coconuts from bubly seems to capture the sentiment for Sunday night. Although the name might be a little funny, the flavors in this cocktail will have people asking for another round.

Looking at this cocktail, it could easily be transformed into a mocktail, too. Leaving out the tequila would not impact the core flavors. It could be a way to keep the beverage balance throughout the evening.

I’ll drive you coconuts


  • 6 basil leaves muddled
  • 5 fresh pineapple chunks, muddled
  • ½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz. silver tequila, blanco tequila
  • coconutpineapplebubly
  • 1 chunk pineapple and a basil leaf, garnish


  • Muddle basil, chopped up pineapple, and lime juice in a mixing tin. Add tequila and ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with coconutpineapplebubly. Stir, garnish, and serve.

Touchdown Tea Spritzer from Lipton

As part of a friendly rivarly between television personality JoJo Fletcher and sports commentator Jordan Rodgers, the pair have created dueling cocktails for the big event. While Jordan’s Jalapeno Mule Blitz is flavorful, JoJo’s Touchdown Tea Spritzer is the winner in our book.

Touchdown Tea Spritzer


  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4-5 frozen peach slices
  • 1.5 oz. sauvignon blanc
  • 0.5 oz. Lipton Peach Iced Tea
  • 0.5 oz. club soda
  • Ice
  • Garnish: 1 fresh basil leaf, 1 lemon slice, 1 peach slice


  • Muddle basil leaves in bottom of glass.
  • Add lemon juice and muddle more.
  • Combine with peach slices, sauvignon blanc, Lipton Peach Iced Tea and club soda.
  • Pour into wineglass with ice and garnish with basil, lemon and a peach slice.

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What spectacular Super Bowl cocktails will be part of your big game watching party? Or, do you prefer to just crack open a beer or hard seltzer during the game?