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.

Staff Picks

California Surfer

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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

Rating: 5 stars
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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

Rating: 3.95 stars
19
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

Rating: 5 stars
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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

Rating: 4.75 stars
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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!

Flaming Doctor Pepper I

Rating: 4.71 stars
17
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.

Irish Black Russian

Rating: 3 stars
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Traditional cocktail with an Irish twist. Adjust quantities to suit your taste.

Strip and Go Naked

Rating: 4.76 stars
17
This party-sized version of the classic vodka, beer and lemonade cocktail is recommended to consume before a Nebraska football game.

Homemade Root Beer

Rating: 4.2 stars
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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.

Summer Beer II

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.

Stout and Ale

Rating: 4.71 stars
14
Called a "half and half" in Ireland, this pint is filled halfway with lager on the bottom with a float of Guinness® on top.
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Beer Margaritas

Rating: 4.75 stars
1216

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!