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NFL Inspired Cocktails: Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints

…..The National Football League has returned after a breif hiatus in which we were fortunate to have not missed any regular season games. With the return of football comes the return of tailgating and there’s no better sport to tailgate than Football (I’m sure some “Futbol” fans would disagree). Our opening game is less than 24 hours away and should be nothing short of a great kickoff to the season with the defending Super Bowl champion Packers taking on their Super Bowl predecessors the New Orleans Saints. In honor of this kickoff game I present some Packer/Saints inspired tailgating recipes. Enjoy.

Packer Punch 2.0

1 Parts Apple Pucker
1 Parts Bacardi Cherry Rum
4 Parts Lemonade
Club Soda (Optional)

I created a Packer Punch last year for my NFL inspired cocktails, but have since created a second recipe thus the 2.0. As a Bears fan it almost pains me to make something this good for a team I hate but it goes with the territory. Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and it’s ready to go. Feel free to add club soda for the “sparkling” effect.

Frozen Tundra Cocktail
(Midori Margarita)

1 oz Midori
1 1/2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 Simple Syrup
1 Cup of Ice

Add all your ingredients into a blender and blend to your desired consistency. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

New Orleans Hurricane1 oz White rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi 151 rum
3 oz Orange Juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine
Crushed ice
Combine all ingredients and shake well. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with various fruit wedges.

Like these recipes? Be sure to check out some of our other NFL Inspired cocktails as well as NCAA College Football inspired recipes. Your favorite team not listed? Don’t worry we’ll be adding recipes to the collection all season, or SUBMIT YOUR OWN TEAM RECIPES!. By the way, have you Liked us yet on Facebook? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR !

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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Events, Rum, Tailgating, Tequila


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Tailgating Cocktail Recipes

Another intense weekend of NFL football is just around the corner and we want to make sure you are prepared. Whether you’ll be bar tending, hosting a party, or enjoying the game from the comfort of your own home with family and friends, these football inspired cocktails are sure to be a hit. Try one out this weekend and become the talk of the party.

Patron Pigskin (Courtesy of

2 oz – Patron Silver
1/2 oz – Patron Citronage
2 oz – Cranberry Juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and strain into a chilled highball glass.

No Huddle Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Tanqueray Rangpur Lime Gin
3 oz Cranberry Apple Juice

Bourbon Blitz

2 oz Makers Mark Bourbon
1/2 oz B&B Liqueur

Combine both ingredients in a Highball glass and stir.

Touchdown Tea

1 oz Jack Daniels
2 oz Lemonade
2 oz Sweet Tea

Strong and tasty. Every time your team scores take a chug at one of these. Combine JD and Sweet Tea in a shaker and strain into a highball glass. Top with lemonade

Liquid Hailmary Shot (Adapted from Liquid Cocaine)
1/2 oz Bacardi 151
1/2 oz Jagermeister
1/2 oz Rumplemintz
1/2 oz American Honey

Much like a Hailmary, this one should only be tried every once and a while. Strong, and tasty this is NO JOKE. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and strain into chilled shot glasses.

False Start (shot)
1 oz Cherry Rum
1 oz Lemonade
1/2 oz Sour Apple Liqueur

Try one of these anytime there is a false start in the game. It’s dangerously tasty and sure to have you yelling at the tv. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and strain into a chilled shot glass.

Fans of the “oldest rivalry in football” might want to try these Rivalry Cocktails inspired by the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Though not a rivalry itself,  Jets and Pittsburgh fans are sure to get an exciting game to watch as well. New York fans can try a “Revis island” while Steelers fans can check out the “Black and Gold” Martini.

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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Tailgating


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Rivalry Cocktails:Bears Vs Packers

This Sundays showdown between division rivals the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers is already being dubbed by members of the media and each teams fan base as “The most important game in each teams history”. One of the greatest rivalries in sports — and the oldest rivalry in the National Football League — will reach new heights this weekend when both teams square off for a shot at the Superbowl. As these two powerhouses battle it out on the field, millions of  Bears Fans and Packer Backers alike will gather in sports bars and living rooms around the WORLD cheering and rallying for their team to come out the victor. Impress your friends this year by pairing one of these Bears/Packers inspired cocktails with your favorite set of snacks.

Chicago Bears

Bear Blitz Margarita:

1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1/2 oz 1800 Tequila
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Lovies Lemonade:

1 1/2 oz Russian Standard Vodka
1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao

In a shaker, combine Vodka and Curacao and then strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with Lemonade until full.

Green Bay Packers

Packer Punch:

10 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
5 oz Vodka
2 oz Orange Juice

Recipe Makes a large quantity. For individual servings decrease to 2 oz Midori, 1 oz Vodka and a splash of OJ. Combine Midori and Vodka first and then add in Orange Juice.

Wisconsin Old Fashioned

2 oz Brandy
3 Dash Bitters
1 Sugar Cube
1 Splash Water
1 Splash Club Soda
Orange Wheel

Old Fashioned fans looking for one in Wisconsin will never find the traditional bourbon ingredients instead being replaced by brandy. Dissolve sugar cube in a small amount of water (or use a splash of simple syrup). Muddle an orange wheel, just to get a bit of juice out of it. Add brandy and bitters. Pack glass with ice and add a splash of soda. Garnish with a brandy soaked cherry.

Hope you enjoy these NFL edition cocktails. Though not a rivalry itself,  Jets and Pittsburgh fans are sure to get an exciting game to watch as well. New York fans can try a “Revis island” while Steelers fans can check out the “Black and Gold” Martini.

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Tailgating Cocktails: The Raven

For all the Baltimore Ravens fans, here’s a delicious cocktail inspired by your favorite NFL Team. It wouldn’t be right if it weren’t purple, and much like the Ravens defense it “Packs a Punch”

The Raven Cocktail:

1 1/2 oz Three Olives Purple
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Lemon Lime Soda


Posted by on January 16, 2011 in Tailgating, Vodka


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Catholics Vs Convicts Rivalry: Notre Dame/Miami Cocktails

Bowl Season is here, which means football season is almost coming to a close. So don’t miss out on your last few chances to tailgate and cheer on your favorite teams last game of the season. Tonight’s premier game is between two former powerhouse college programs looking to return to glory; Notre Dame and Miami. Enjoy these Irish and Hurricane inspired cocktails before, during, and after this game which is sure to be a classic.

The Return To Glory (Notre Dame)

2 parts Irish Whiskey
2 parts Gingerale
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
Splash of Orange Juice

The “Miami” Hurricane (Miami)

1 1/2 oz Absolut Kurant Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Cranberry Juice

For more great tailgating recipes inspired by some of the top college football programs in the country, check out these NCAA Inspired Cocktail Recipes. Don’t forget to “friend” us on Facebook !

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Posted by on December 31, 2010 in Tailgating, Vodka, Whiskey


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