Looking for some tasty Super Bowl cocktails? These 5 drinks are a great way to celebrate during the big game!
The Super Bowl is less than a week away–so that means it’s officially Super Bowl week! Here at Spiced, we’ll be featuring various appetizer and drink ideas all week to help you get ready for the big game. We kick-off (no pun intended) the week with 5 fun cocktails that are perfect to serve at your Super Bowl party.
Bulleit Basin Street
This year’s Super Bowl will be played in New Orleans, so it only seems fitting to celebrate with a cocktail that shares its name with a street in the famous French Quarter!
Bulleit Bourbon Basin Street
- 2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
- Strain into cocktail glass.
- Garnish with lemon or lime twist.
In the early 1800’s, the pirate Jean Lafitte played a key role in the history of New Orleans. This next cocktail gets its name from another famous (albeit fictional) pirate. This drink is perfect for anyone who loves fruity/citrusy drinks!
- ½ cup canned crushed pineapple
- 1 tablespoon ginger diced
- 1 tablespoon mint chopped (plus more for garnish)
- Juice from 1 orange
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1½ ounces Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum
- 4 ounces grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce pina colada mix
- Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
- Garnish with mint.
Port Royal Punch
Speaking of pirates, this next drink also gets its name from a famous pirate city in the Caribbean. This recipe makes enough for a whole crew of pirates!
Port Royal Punch (serves 20-25)
- 2 (46-oz.) cans of pineapple juice
- 3 cups mango juice
- 750 mL Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
- 4½ ounces grenadine
- 3 oranges sliced thinly and quartered
- 3 cans Sprite
- Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl.
- Serve over ice in a punch glass or cocktail glass.
Rue Bourbon Smash
This 4th drink is a classic cocktail with a slight name change to celebrate the host city of New Orleans. Perhaps the most famous street in America, Bourbon Street (or Rue Bourbon in French) represents the heart of the French Quarter.
Rue Bourbon Rye Smash
- 1½ ounces Bulleit Rye Whiskey
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 2 lemon wedges
- 1½ tbsp simple syrup
- 1 ounce water
- In a shaker, muddle the mint, lemon, simple syrup and water.
- Add the whiskey and fill with ice.
- Shake and strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh crushed ice.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Honey Old Fashioned
While this last drink might not have any relation to the city of New Orleans, it will definitely be the perfect way to end the evening. Whether your team wins or loses the big game, raise a glass of this cocktail and say a toast to celebrate the end of another football season!
Honey Old Fashioned
- 1 tsp honey
- 5 dashes chocolate bitters
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 1½ oz George Dickel Rye Whisky
- zest of a large orange
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange wedge
And finally, if you are lucky enough to be traveling to New Orleans for the big game, make sure to stop by the Museum of the American Cocktail (located in the French Quarter). Cheers!