Sip and Score: 5 Game Day Cocktails to Enjoy With Friends

Sip and Score: 5 Game Day Cocktails to Enjoy With Friends

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Introduction

Looking to score big on February 12th? You’ve come to the right place. Of course, with the Big Game comes loads of great things like beer, wings, pizza and more, but, why stop there? We’re bringing you 5 delicious game day cocktails to spice up your Big Game festivities this February! Also, for any non-alcohol drinkers out there, we've included a deliciously spicy ginger beer mocktail to try!

Cocktails are the perfect addition to any game day. Not only are they fun to make with a few friends, but they also give a fresh variety of flavor to your usual game day beer extravaganza. For these cocktails all you need are a few simple ingredients that you probably already have from cheffing up your game day snacks! If you really want to spice things up (and save some time), break out the punch bowl and try making one of these recipes in bulk!

History of Game Day

The big game goes way back to 1967 when it was first held at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Since then, the championship game has been hosted every year in a different city on a Sunday between January and February.

Besides the exciting game, many people look forward to the halftime show and famously humoring commercials. This year's halftime show, featuring Rihanna, is sure to have fans at the edge of their seat all through the first half of the game. Halftime also serves as a good time to whip out your Barsys smart coaster and mixer combo to make more football cocktails for your watch party guests.

Michelada

How to Make The Michelada Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

This Mexican-origin brunch drink is perfect for those who don't mind the taste of beer, but need something more exciting to help it go down. It is made from simple ingredients such as warm spices like cayenne and black pepper, beer, lime juice, tabasco sauce, and more! Plus, it is served chilled to deliver a refreshing taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 bottle Mexican lager beer, chilled

Glass:

Collins

Garnish:

Lime wedge

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Lime Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Black Pepper, Celery salt and Mexican Lager Beer.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Collins Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Lime Wedge and serve.

Tequila Sour

How to Make The Tequila Sour Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

This classic cocktail is great for anyone who wants to enjoy a bitter beer sensation on game day, but needs a lighter more refreshing version. The Tequila Sour combines an interesting sweet, tangy, and tart flavor, sure to be a crowd hit! Be sure to use a freshly squeezed lemon for that tangy sweet flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Egg White

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Lime wedge

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Lime Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Black Pepper, Celery salt and Mexican Lager Beer.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Collins Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Lime Wedge and serve.

Spiked Arnold Palmer

How to Make The Spiked Arnold Palmer Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Planning to have a little flag football game with friends before the big game this year? We've got just the refreshing drink to get you through it! Our Spiked Arnold Palmer is great for anyone enjoying the Big Game somewhere warm! With the classic mix of tea and lemonade, this cocktail will get rid of your game day jitters in no time!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 2 oz Iced Tea

Glass:

Highball

Garnish:

Lemon Slice

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Vodka, Lemonade, and Iced Tea
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Highball Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Lemon Slice and serve.

Beermosa

How to Make The Beermosa Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Description:

Maybe you enjoy the occasional beer, but the big game calls for something more. This cocktail is great for anyone who enjoys the flavor of beer but needs a sweeter spin. With two simple ingredients, the Beermosa is sure to keep you warm throughout the whole game.

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Beer
  • 2.5 oz Orange Juice

Glass:

Highball

Garnish:

Orange Slice

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Beer and Orange Juice
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Highball Glass.
  3. Garnish with an Orange Slice and serve.

Spicy Ginger Beer Mocktail

How to Make The Spicy Ginger Beer Mocktail Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Watching the game with some non-alcohol drinkers? No worries, this Spicy Ginger Beer Mocktail is perfectly balanced with sweet pineapple and spicy ginger to bring the game day feeling to life!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 6 oz Ginger Beer
  • Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves

Glass:

Rocks

Garnish:

Pineapple Slice, Mint Leaves

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, smashed Mint Leaves and Apple Cider Vinegar.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled Rocks Glass.
  3. Garnish with a Pineapple Slice and Mint Leaf and serve.

Tips on How to Make Tasty Game Day Cocktails

Ensure game day is seamless this year with these tips for perfect cocktails.

Use the Barsys Coaster

Halftime offers the perfect opportunity to make some delicious cocktails for your guests. Moreover, the Barsys coaster makes cocktail-making fast and simple while bringing out your inner bartender to really impress your guests.

Ensure to use premium liquor

Our go-to football game cocktail recipes are tailored to make flavorful drinks with a few simple ingredients. That said, it is essential that you use premium liquors for mouth-watering cocktails.

Go for fresh fruits and herbs

Fresh ingredients are key when making special game cocktails. These may include hand-squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, or any ingredients your punch recipe calls for.

Chill your glasses

Filling your glasses with ice and water or putting them in the fridge for a few minutes beforehand ensures your cocktails remain refreshingly cool as you sip. Similarly, try using small glasses instead of large ones.

Remember to have fun

The big game is all about having fun with your friends while enjoying the match with wings, pizza, some beers and cocktails.

What to Pair With Your Game Day Cocktails

Game day food and beer go hand in hand, but who said you can't pair classic dishes with our cocktails? Whether you will be cheering on your favorite team or waiting for the halftime show, having the right bitings will make the game day party one to remember.

Food

Pair your football game cocktails with light foods and snacks. This includes chips and dip, a veggie platter, eve some app-style wings to start! If you're hungry for more, make sure to have some pizzas or even burgers to fill your guests up!

Dessert

There is no limit when it comes to your choice of dessert. You can go for football-themed cookies, pastries, seasoned popcorn, or fresh fruit.

Conclusion

As you prepare for your football watch party, these 5 game day cocktails, and mocktail, will elevate your overall experience and come in handy if you want to try something bedsides beer!

Be sure to tag us and let us know your favorite Big Game cocktails.

Cheers,

Team Barsys

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