Rock your next pre-game tailgate, impress your buddies at this year’s Super Bowl and score a touchdown with these drink recipes crafted by today’s premiere mixologists and paired with your favorite snack of champions.
Russian Rookie and Blind Side Buffalo Wings
This first food and beverage face-off features a big kick – hot spicy wings and a refreshing vodka cocktail, the Russian Rookie. This rookie of a cocktail uses Russian Standard Vodka, the number one premium vodka in Russia, with your favorite energy drink! Russian Standard’s big bold flavor kicks this cocktail into high gear, hopefully like your favorite team’s punter – and will even cool off your mouth after the extra-spicy wings.
The Russian Rookie
1.5 oz of Russian Standard Vodka
5 oz energy drink
Garnish with a twist of orange
Lucid Linebacker and Nose Tackle Nachos:
A truly dynamic epicurean battle, this next match-up is the product of lots of layers. Lucid absinthe is at the heart of this combination, as the first absinthe to be legally available in the US, Lucid is gaining substantial mainstream popularity and this cocktail packs a punch – sure to cool-off your mouth from even the most zesty, jalapeño-heavy nachos. This unexpected flavor showdown certainly matches the good ol’ Linebacker – it might look sweet and innocent but this cocktail is a serious flavor explosion.
1 ½ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Muddled Mint Leaves
Topped with Sprite or 7-UP
Punter Punch and Chop Block Chili
Like Brad Smith of the Jets and Ronnie Brown of the Patriots, catch the defense off-guard and score big at this year’s party.
Grab a cup a chili, and mix up the perfect drink to wash it down with – a celebratory punch. A true punch is comprised of five main components: sugar, water, citrus, spice, and alcohol – and this cocktail classic is all about bringing people together. This punch uses Nicaragua’s best, Flor de Caña 7 year rum. A good cup of Chili, like punch, is comprised of many different ingredients. When mixed together, both can create a kaleidoscope of flavor sure to catch your senses off guard!
4 oz. Flor de Caña 7-year Grand Reserve
8 sugar cubes
3 oz. club soda
2 oz. lemon juice
2 tsp peach brandy
2 tsp cinnamon bark syrup
2 oz. CAMUS Cognac
- Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda (this generally involves muddling to help process)
- After the sugar cubes are muddled/dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added
- Add ice once all of the ingredients have been added and stirred
- Stir the punch until it is chilled
Strain the punch into a glass or punch bowl, depending on the size of the portion and top with 2 oz. club soda