Big Game Drinks Recipes

No bowl party is complete without some football-ready drinks. Whether you like beer, margaritas, or bloody marys, here are our 5-star, Hall of Fame-worthy Big Game drinks.

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California Surfer

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Close your eyes and imagine being in sunny California with this great drink. Perfect for chilling down with on a hot summer day. Surf's up!

Kansas City Ice Water

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A very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful, though - it is easy to have too many of these.

12th Man-Hattan

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This is the perfect drink to serve to the Seahawks fan in your life! When a cocktail just isn't enough, try a Hawktail!

Joe's Famous Michelada

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This is my husband's recipe for a michelada, a Mexican beer cocktail. He sampled many of them from almost all the Mexican restaurants here in town...and came up with his own way of making them. Now he doesn't even bother ordering them out anymore.

The Big Jamo Cocktail

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Timothy O'Toole's bar in Chicago, IL, a place with an undying loyalty to the Bears, features this big Irish whiskey-infused drink flavored with ginger ale and lime. The cocktail is named after Jameson® whiskey, aka 'Big Jamo.' 'There's a big pour, a solid 8-count of Jamo in there,' the bartender told us.

Beer Margaritas

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Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!
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Homemade Root Beer

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This Root beer is bound to be a hit at any gathering. It is very easy, ice cold and yummy. Use a large insulated drink cooler to brew it in, and everyone can help themselves using the spigot. This is best to do outdoors or place the cooler in the kitchen sink as it brews. Dry ice can be dangerous. Be sure to use gloves when handling. Do not allow children to handle the dry ice.

Stout and Ale

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This is a St. Patrick's Day staple at our house. Don't be fooled by the simple ingredients...The trick is getting them to layer just right. The key is to pour the stout SLOWLY. Enjoy!

Flaming Doctor Pepper I

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This drink is actually considered a shooter, meaning don't hold back, guzzle it down. But be careful because of the 151, that is how it is able to catch on fire, hence the name.

Strip and Go Naked

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This party-sized version of the classic vodka, beer and lemonade cocktail is recommended to consume before a Nebraska football game.

Summer Beer II

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Fun to serve in the summer for special gatherings or cocktail parties. Given to me from Dottie, a long time friend and sorority sister. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of mint.

Monaco

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This is a drink that you can order at any bar in France. It's a little sweet and has a pretty color; I don't like beer, but I like this drink. I use about 1/4 teaspoon grenadine, but use less or more depending on how sweet you would like your drink.

Inspiration and Ideas

Low-Alcohol Cocktails For Day Drinking

Sure, you can stock up on session beers for the game…but what about the non-beer drinkers? Here are some great-tasting alternatives.

Beer Margaritas

"I've made these at least 7 times since the Super Bowl." – Ash_Lou

Raspberry Corona® Punch

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This is a refreshing summertime beverage!