The crisp air, the sound of the crowd, the excitement of the game, sounds like football season is here! There’s no better way to celebrate than with a lineup of delicious seasonal cocktails that perfectly capture the essence of fall. Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or hosting a game day party at home, these must-try drinks will elevate your football experience to a whole new level.
1. Tailgate Tea
Get ready for a fan-favorite refreshment at your next tailgate with this Tailgate Tea! This winning concoction blends the classic appeal of sweet tea with a spirited twist of bourbon, and a burst of freshness from orange, pineapple, and lemon juices. The convenience of pre-preparation ensures that the tailgate host can join in on the fun while receiving compliments for this perfectly harmonized and crowd-pleasing blend. Cheers to a flavorful touchdown for your taste buds and the game day festivities! Check out this short video on how to make it!
A classic Moscow Mule gets a fall twist with the addition of spiced apple cider. In a copper mug, mix together vodka, fresh apple cider, a splash of ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a thin slice of apple for a cocktail that’s as refreshing as it is cozy.
Embrace the iconic flavors of autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned. Muddle a sugar cube with a dash of pumpkin spice bitters, add a shot of bourbon, and stir until well mixed. Serve over ice with an orange twist and a sprinkle of nutmeg for a cocktail that’s both nostalgic and sophisticated.
As the weather cools down, warm up with a Caramel Bourbon Hot Toddy. Steep your favorite black tea in hot water, then add a shot of smooth bourbon and a spoonful of rich caramel syrup. Squeeze in a lemon wedge and stir in a cinnamon stick for a drink that’s perfect for sipping during chilly game nights.
Add a burst of fall color to your cocktail lineup with a Cranberry Whiskey Sour. Mix together fresh cranberry juice, whiskey, a touch of simple syrup, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a glass with ice cubes. Garnish with a few cranberries for a vibrant and tangy drink
For a crowd-pleasing option, whip up a batch of Harvest Sangria that’s bursting with seasonal fruits. Combine red wine, apple brandy, pomegranate juice, and a medley of sliced apples, pears, and oranges. Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors meld, then serve over ice for a refreshing and fruity choice.
Whether you’re cheering from the stadium or your living room, these drinks will add an extra layer of enjoyment to every touchdown and tackle. So, gather your friends, mix up these fall-inspired drinks, and let the football frenzy begin!