Smirnoff shakes up a winning NFL inspired cocktails

Smirnoff NFL Cocktails, photo provided by Smirnoff
Smirnoff NFL Cocktails, photo provided by Smirnoff /

As the Official Vodka Sponsor of the NFL, Smirnoff is ready to shake up a different football beverage. While many people might grab that Bud Light or that refreshing Pepsi, the reality is that sometimes a cocktail is in order. Luckily, these winning NFL inspired cocktails make a big splash on game day.

On football Sunday, the four quarters of the game do not limit the game day experience. Some people start as soon as the sun comes up. Others continue the celebration long after the whistle blows. No matter the situation, the ultimate football fan knows how to make game day memorable.

While Smirnoff might have numerous mixologists on call ready to shake up some amazing cocktails, it is looking for a special football fan who can capture that game day excitement. The role of “Cocktail Coordinator” is waiting to be filled and someone will earn that title.

According to Jennifer Holiday Hudson, North America brand leader, Smirnoff, “As gameday rituals continue to evolve, we’ve found that fans are craving and creating experiences that live up to a new ‘home-gating’ standard – one that’s inclusive, celebratory and filled with delicious cocktails. To be the Cocktail Coordinator, we’re looking for fans who not only serve the best Smirnoff cocktails but curate the best gameday experience for their friends and families.”

Although this position might not be an official job on the Smirnoff payroll, it does have a variety of perks. From a chance to attend Super Bowl LVII to the legendary status in both cocktails and football history, it has made many people want to apply at

NFL Cocktails from Smirnoff
Smirnoff NFL Cocktails, photo provided by Smirnoff /

Need some Smirnoff NFL inspired cocktails ideas?

As the NFL season heats up, Smirnoff has offered some NFL inspired cocktails to toast all the epic plays on the field. While the names might show the connection, the flavors are similar to other favorite, classic cocktails.



  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff
  • 0.5 Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Dash of Ginger Bitters
  • Garnish 1 Orange Wedge


  • Add all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wedge.

The key difference in this cocktail is the ginger bitters. While not overpowering, the note of spiciness adds nuance to the sip. Just like a great pass down the field brings the excitement, that dash of flavor has everyone taking notice.



  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21
  • 1 oz Elderflower syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice (optional)


  • Add all ingredients, except club soda and cranberry juice, into a shaker filled with ice and shake for about six to eight seconds. Add club soda into shaker and strain into highball glass filled with ice. Add a splash of cranberry juice and garnish.

Every fan knows that victory is the sweetest reward. The Elderflower syrup adds that note to the cocktail. Without losing the brightness from lemon and the effervescence from the club soda, this cocktail is the perfect toast for another epic win.



  • 1.25 oz Smirnoff No. 21
  • 0.5 oz Diluted Blue Curacao*
  • 0.5 oz Coconut Syrup
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice


  • Add the Vodka, simple syrup and the pineapple juice, into a highball glass. Add ice and give it a gentle stir. Top with diluted blue curacao.

This cocktail brings the color to the conversation. With a tropical vibe, it might have people ready to sit in the sun and bask in the Rams current glory.


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What NFL inspired cocktails do you enjoy? Do you think that you could be the Smirnoff’s Cocktail Coordinator?