Football season is here and that means tailgating parties at games and at homes to get your gameday going. This season, get away from the same boring drinks that have been filling your football season for so many years gone by and add something creative and flavorful to your tailgating menu.
Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a number of our favorite adult beverages to enhance your gameday experience.
Vodka has taken over as the liquor of choice when it comes to mixing cocktails, but that doesn’t mean any vodka will. This year impress your friends by breaking out a bottle of Loft & Bear Vodka. Loft & Bear was created in 2013 by Young State America’s owner and Master Distiller Paul Ryan and the Los Angeles based four time distilled vodka has quickly been recognized for its high quality. You are going to find with Loft & Bear that you get a smoother and cleaner flavor than other vodkas which leads to the creation of amazing cocktails. We have a couple of great cocktails that can be mixed with Loft & Bear and are perfect for any tailgating party.
Left Coast Greyhound
2 oz L&B
1 1/2 oz Grapefruit
1 freshly sliced Jalapeño
3-4 mint leaves
1/4 oz simple or agave syrup (can omit, depending on the acidity of the Grapefruit)
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Healthy shake and dump into bucket glass.
1 1/2 oz. vanilla bean-infused Loft & Bear artisanal vodka
3/4 oz. Art in the Age Root
Fevertree club soda
Instructions: Pour vanilla bean-infused Loft & Bear into shaker,then add Art in the Age Root and ice. Shake and strain into rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top with soda. Garnish with vanilla bean stalk (optional).
For more information visit Loft & Bear
Tailgating has evolved far beyond the typical cold beer and you are more than likely to come across someone popping the cork on a bottle of wine without looking very hard. Tailgating and wine are not the best combination with bottles, glass, re-corking, leftover and having to bring a variety with you. Stack Wines has solved this issue with their single serving wines that come in easy to use four packs, leaving you with no wasted wine and no need for a corkscrew. Stack Wines comes in four great flavors; Charisma, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay, all of which are outstanding. You would be happy to enjoy all four flavors in any setting and any type of pairing that similar bottled wine flavors could be consumed with. For more information visit Stack Wines.
Ole Smoky® Moonshine’s has a flavor for any football fan and just in time for tailgating season they have introduced four new 80 proof flavors; Lightnin’ Line, Strawberry Lightnin’, Lemon Drop Lightnin’ and Hunch Punch Lightnin’. These great 80 proof flavors will give your cocktails an extra kick while still giving you all of the smoothness and flavor that comes from all Ole Smoky® Moonshine. We have two great recipes using the perfect tailgate flavor Watermelon.
•1 Part Ole Smoky® Watermelon Moonshine
•2 Parts Tonic Water Garnish: Watermelon Wedge
•1 Part Ole Smoky® Watermelon Moonshine
•Splash of cranberry juice
•Splash of lime juice
For more information visit Ole Smoky® Moonshine.
For the beer connoisseurs leave the ordinary beer in the liquor aisle and grab something from the Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Creators of such great summertime beers as Honey Weiss and Sunset Wheat, Leinenkugel is about to introduce three new Shandy flavors; Harvest Patch Shandy, Old Fashioned Shandy and Cranberry Ginger Shandy. For more information visit Leinenkugel.
Finally to make sure you don’t regret all of your tailgating the next day, make sure to add some NEVER HUNGOVER to your cooler. This great tasting dietary supplement that is comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients and minerals will give your body a detoxifying cleanse while drinking so you can wake up feeling refreshed and won’t regret the previous day. NEVER HUNGOVER is also caffeine and gluten free, and contains zero carbs, calories, and sugars. This magical mixer helps neutralize and process the toxins cause by alcohol in your liver and kidneys, just thrown down one bottle as a shot or mix it into one of your cocktails and you will be set. For more information visit NEVER HUNGOVER.