Big Game punch cocktails are perfect for the festive celebration

Big Game punch cocktails include Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch, photo provided by Sailor Jerry
Big Game punch cocktails include Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch, photo provided by Sailor Jerry /

While chicken wings, pizza, and even beer might be part of the food spread, no one wants to miss a big play because they are in the kitchen or behind the bar. With some Big Game punch cocktails, everyone can pour a glass and cheer for the best part of the night, the commercials.

A punch cocktail recipe can be a great idea for a party. The larger scale offering allows guests to fill their own cup. It keeps the host engaged with the experience instead of pouring guests cocktail after cocktail.

Plus, a themed cocktail can be fun for an event. These particular Big Game punch cocktails may not necessarily a particular team, but they capture the football theme. If the idea is to keep the peace between the divided guests, these punch cocktails can be the celebratory toast no matter who wins.

One note of caution when serving a punch cocktail. Always leave the ice on the side. Putting ice in the punch bowl or even making the punch with ice will dilute the beverage. Although a little ice in a cocktail shaker can help to balance the flavors, a watered down punch is never tasty. Have an ice bucket on the side for guests to fill their glass before adding the cocktail. It ensures that the cocktail’s flavor is on point with every pour.

Which Big Game punch cocktails will you be pouring?

While the tailgate, or homegate, might look a little different for the Big Game, pregaming can be on the menu. This Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch brings a touch of spice to the conversation. The bolder flavor gets everyone hyped for the event. It gets everyone ready for all the action.

Big Game punch cocktails include Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch
Big Game punch cocktails include Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch, photo provided by Sailor Jerry /

Sailor Jerry Pregame Punch

Ingredients: (large format)

  • 6 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 1 part lemon lime soda
  • 6 parts spicy ginger beer
  • 3 parts pineapple juice
  • 1½ parts lime juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher, fill with ice. To serve, pour into highball glasses and garnish with a lime wheel.

During the Big Game, many people appreciate a bright, refreshing flavor. This Jerry’s Tailgate Punch is sweet and tart. The combination of the fruit flavors is even more effervescent with the addition of the lager. Just like a margarita is better with a splash of lager, this punch cocktail has the same concept.

Big Game punch cocktails from Sailor Jerry
Jerry’s Tailgate Punch, photo provided by Sailor Jerry /

Jerry’s Tailgate Punch


  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • 2 parts watermelon juice
  • Top with American light lager


  • Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.

Whether the outcome is what fans wanted or everyone just loves the commercials, a celebratory libation can be the best way to end the evening. This Celebration Punch from Milagro has a tropical slant with the guava flavor. The combination of a touch of spice, a hint of sweet, and a little extra bubbles makes this punch cocktail a great happy toast.

Big Game celebration punch from Milagro Tequila
Milagro Celebration Punch, photo provided by Milagro Tequila /

Celebration Punch

Ingredients: (large format)

  • 6 Parts Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 12 Parts Guava Nectar (Pink)
  • 1 Part Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 3 Parts Lime Juice
  • Top with Club Soda (Topo Chico) or Prosecco
  • Lime Wheels
  • Candied Ginger
  • White Edible Flowers (Optional)


  • Pour all ingredients over a block of ice into a punch bowl and mix. Top with soda or Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheels, candied ginger, and white edible flowers (optional).

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What Big Game Punch cocktails will you be serving this year? Do you have a favorite cocktail to share?