Super Bowl cocktails to please any fan

Meet Big Blue.

This Sunday’s big game is all about wings and beer, but for the more
refined fan, may we present Super Bowl cocktails.

These festive fan-themed libations borrowed from the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City will have you rooting for your team in style. Even the most ‘spirited’ fans of both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots can find common ground with these creative mixes. Cheers!

For the Giants fans

Big Blue

A variation on the classic Manhattan, this drink epitomizes the tradition and valor of one of the most successful franchises in football history.

– 2 oz rye whiskey
– 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
– 2-3 dashes bitters
– fresh blueberries for garnish

Preparation:

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with blueberries.

Manning Special

Cool and calm under pressure – this is a drink befitting a field-general
Ingredients:

– 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
– 1 small lime wedge
– 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
– 1 1/2 ounces gin
– 1/2 oz grenadine
– Ice
– 2 oz chilled club soda

Preparation:

Muddle 15 blueberries with the lime wedge and sugar. Add the gin and ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice, top with the club soda and garnish with the remaining blueberries.

For the Patriots fans

Brady Bomb

One of the greatest players of all-time begets a drink fitting his explosive and game-changing ability.

Ingredients:

– 1 oz cherry vodka
– 3 oz Red Bull energy drink
– 1 splash grenadine syrup

Preparation:

Pour vodka and Red Bull energy drink into a small glass. Add grenadine slowly so it sinks to the bottom without mixing for a layered effect.

The Gronk

Named for one of the most prolific pass catching tight ends in the league, this drink is perfect for celebrating your love for everything Pats.

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 oz tequila
– 1/2 oz white crème de cacao
– 1/2 oz blue curaçao
– 1/2 oz cream
– Maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


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