We all know Super Bowl Sunday is among the biggest (non-)holidays of the year. It’s not just a big deal for the players and fans but also for anyone who loves to host a killer party at home.
Let’s be honest — the decorations and wings are important, but it’s the drinks that really make you seem like a seasoned pro at hosting. So, to make your Super Bowl Sunday party a touchdown, let’s take a look at 10 fun cocktails that are perfect for the biggest non-holiday of the year!
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There are plenty of perks to making punch the main event of your Super Bowl Sunday: it’s sweet, delicious, and communal, and you can make it in one huge batch, letting you enjoy the company and the game instead of being a domestic barkeep.
This sweet, fruity punch combines orange and pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, and just a splash of grenadine. It’s guaranteed to please the crowd.
End Zone Margarita
Add a football twist to the classic margarita by adding blue curaçao — especially when you want to add a pop of color to rep your favorite team! To put this one together, add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and blue curaçao into a shaker with ice. Shake it and pour it into a salt-rimmed glass.
- 2 fl. oz. tequila
- A splash of blue curaçao
- Juice of 1 whole lime
- ½ fl. oz. triple sec or orange liqueur
- Coarse salt for the rim
- Lime wedge garnish
Bloody Hail Mary
When the doctor orders veggies and salt on Super Bowl Sunday, look no further than the Bloody Hail Mary. This spin on the mainstream Bloody Mary cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and a dash of celery salt. Add some garnishes like celery sticks, a lime wedge, and a pickle spear to make it even more delicious.
- 2 fl. oz. vodka
- 4 fl. oz. tomato juice
- ¼ fl. oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon horseradish
- 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes of smoky Tabasco Sauce
- 2 dashes of celery salt or celery bitters
- Lemon wedge, green olives, or celery stick (for garnish)
First Down Fizz
Keep it simple, fizzy, and refreshing with the Field Goal Fizz. Like other lemon-centered cocktails, this one is fun for parties and is made with lemon-lime soda, vodka, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge for a touch of sour.
- Ice cubes
- 1½ parts Absolut Vodka
- 2 parts lemon-lime soda
- 1 part orange juice
- ⅔ part Grenadine
- ⅓ part Simple Syrup
Make this cocktail using vodka, peach Schnapps, and cranberry juice. Shake the mixture in a tumbler with ice and strain it into a rocks glass. Add a splash of bitters for a touch of bitterness, and garnish with a lemon twist for a zesty finish.
- 1 fl. oz. vodka
- 1 fl. oz. peach Schnapps
- 3 fl. oz. cranberry juice
- Ice cubes
Wide Receiver Wine Spritzers
Wine spritzers are a light and easy option for a quick and satisfying cocktail. To make it, simply pour wine into a glass, add a splash of soda water, and a squeeze of lemon for a fresh and fizzy treat.
Red Zone Raspberry Lemonade
A twist on the classic lemonade, this cocktail is made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, raspberry lemonade, and triple sec. Shake with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with raspberries and a lemon wedge for a sweet and tangy drink.
- 2 cups of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
- 6 cups of raspberry lemonade
- 1 cup of chilled triple sec
- Coarse sugar to rim glasses
- Raspberries and lemon slices for garnish
Half Time Hot Toddy
It is February, after all, and a hot toddy always goes down well. A warm and cozy drink, the Half Time Hot Toddy combines whiskey, honey, lemon juice, hot water, and other ingredients to form a comforting concoction for those tense late-game moments. Stir until the honey is dissolved, and garnish with a lemon wedge and cinnamon stick for a touch of warmth.
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 piece dried red chili pepper
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Use 3-4 tbsp. of above mixture as sweetener
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- Enough hot water to fill glasses
- Garnish: lemon wedge and cinnamon stick
Running Back Rum Punch
A tropical twist on a classic punch, this punch combines your own custom combination of rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine. Stir with ice and garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry for a fruity and fun drink.
Finally, the Safety Sazerac puts a spin on the traditional New Orleans cocktail with rye whiskey, absinthe, simple syrup, and Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters. Stir with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with a lemon twist for a strong and flavorful drink.
- Absinthe, to rinse
- Simple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cold water
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1-¼ oz. rye whiskey
- 1-¼ oz. cognac
- Garnish: lemon peel
And there you have it: 10 fun, irresistible cocktails to help you get in the Super Bowl spirit! Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or savory, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Mix up a few of these drinks and enjoy the game with your friends and family.