Over 100 million people will watch Super Bowl XLV this coming Sunday and you can bet they all arenâ€™t football fans. The truth is Super Bowl Sunday is probably even more about the party than it is the actual game so we are here to give you a few tips to make this day even more eventful for you.
You have two options for your big day, host a party yourself or head out and enjoy the day letting someone else do all the work. That is the easy part, once you decide what you are going to do then the options begin and since this day comes only once a year you want it be as fun and original as it possibly can be.
If you are going to be hosting a party, tasty food and great drinks are a must and Leinekugal can help you with both. Leinekugal has a wide assortment of beers that will please all of your friends and in addition to being a truly amazing beer, they have also come up with some great recipes for you to try.
Leinenkugelâ€™s Honey Beergarita
â€˘ 1 cup tequila
â€˘ 1 12-oz. can lemonade concentrate
â€˘ 4 12-oz. bottles of Leinenkugelâ€™s Honey Weiss
Mix in a pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices. Makes one pitcher.
Leinieâ€™s Classic Big Game Beer Cheese Spread
â€˘ 1 8-oz. package cream cheese
â€˘ 4-oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
â€˘ 1 tablespoon chopped green onion top
â€˘ ÂĽ cup Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock (seasonal Jan. - March)
â€˘ 1 teaspoon horseradish
â€˘ Â˝ teaspoon dry mustard
Microwave cheeses for 2 Â˝ minutes. Gradually beat in remaining ingredients. Cook covered for another 1-2 minutes, stirring twice. Serve with pretzels, crackers and veggies.
Leinie's Sunset-Glazed First Down Chicken
â€˘ 10-12 pieces of chicken (cut for grilling)
â€˘ 2 bottles Leinenkugelâ€™s Sunset Wheat (measure out 1/3 cup and set aside for sauce)
â€˘ 3 tablespoons Canola Oil
â€˘ 1 cup finely chopped onion
â€˘ 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
â€˘ 10-oz can mandarin oranges (save 1/3-cup liquid and finely chop oranges)
â€˘ 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
â€˘ 2 tablespoons soy sauce
â€˘ ÂĽ teaspoon ginger
â€˘ Â˝ teaspoon pepper
Clean, salt and pepper chicken and place in a gallon-sized plastic storage bag. Pour all Leinieâ€™s Sunset Wheat, minus 1/3 cup, into bag with chicken. Refrigerate overnight.
To make Leinieâ€™s Sunset Grilling Sauce sautĂ© garlic and onions in canola oil over medium-low heat until onions become lightly browned and translucent. Add 1/3 cup liquid from orange can and oranges to onion mixture and continue to sautĂ© until juice is reduced. Turn heat to low and add maple syrup, soy sauce, Leinieâ€™s Sunset Wheat, ginger and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Prepare charcoal. Place chicken in baking dish and bake at 350Â° for Â˝ hour. Place partially baked chicken on grill and baste with Leinieâ€™s Sunset Grilling Sauce until done. You may want to make extra sauce to serve with chicken.
If you aren't familar with Leinenkugal make sure to search them out. This beer from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin has some of the best flavors around and always know just what to give you for each season of the year. One taste and you'll be hooked.
If you are on the East Coast and want to have someone else take care of you on Super Bowl Sunday, we have two great spots for you to visit:
Southern Hospitalityâ€™s Super Bowl Squash
Football fans can stop by Southern Hospitality for great deals on Memphis-style BBQ and drinks and enjoy the biggest game of that year on one of the 14 HD TV screens throughout the restaurant and our giant screen.
All you can eat BBQ and premium open bar from kick-off to the last whistle for $75.00
Jets fans receive a Rusty Nail shot whenever the Steelers give up a touchdown or interception
Green Bay fans can enjoy a VODKA shot if the Packers are +14 at Halftime
Pittsburgh fans can enjoy a VODKA shot if the Steelers are +14 at Halftime
You can find Southern Hospitality at 1460 Second Avenue (between 76th and 77th Streets).
The Chandelier Room at the W Hoboken
2nd Annual Super Bowl Party - Watch the game on a brand new 110" Screen TV!
$40 Open Bar from 6PM â€“ 9PM
Drink and Appetizer Specials All Night!
The Chandelier Room is at 225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
Finally, you need to make the game a little more interesting for the football and non-football fans and Johnny Avello, the Executive Director of Race & Sports at Wynn Las Vegas, has put together betting lines for every type of wager on Super Bowl Sunday. Have a contest with your friends, create a pool or if you really want to take it all in there still just might be time to make it to the Wynn.
Here are a few of the bets Johnny has put odds on:
LONGEST FG OF THE GAME BY EITHER TEAM
OVER 43 Â˝ Yards -120
UNDER 43 Â˝ Yards EVEN
LONGEST TD OF THE GAME BY EITHER TEAM
OVER 44 Â˝ YARDS â€“110
UNDER 44 Â˝ YARDS â€“110
WILL B. ROETHLISBERGER (PIT) THROW AN INTERCEPTION
FIRST PASS ATTEMPT BY A. RODGERS (GB)
TEAM TO CALL THE FIRST TIMEOUT
WILL THERE BE A SUCCESSFUL 2PT CONVERSION
Thanks to Johnny and the Wynn for providing those Super Bowl odds and for the game the Packers are favored by 2 1/2 points.