Fantasy Football Season and the Winning Cocktail Picks Are….
Yay, it is that time again, fantasy football season. Yes, it’s that time of year because football is back! Time to brush off your old jersey and gear up for the big day. Whether rooting for your home team or getting in the school spirit, don’t forget to pack in these ingredients for some liquid luck and fun tailgating essentials.
Game Day Guzzlers
Eastciders Greyhound (created by Taffy Rhyne at Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbone in Austin, TX)
1.5 oz Deep Eddy Vodka
3 oz Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
5 oz Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters
Slice of grapefruit
Directions: Fill glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and grapefruit bitters to glass. Top with Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit slice.
Avión Michelada (created by Avión)
1 oz. Avión Silver
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
5-6 dashes of Mexican Hot Sauce (like Cholula)
¼ Agave Nectar
Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, shake all ingredients and strain into a beer glass with half salt rim and ice. Top with Mexican Lager beer and stir. Serve with the remainder of the beer on the side.
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I’m Into Ginger
1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka
½ oz. premium orange liqueur
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. ginger beer
Directions: Add Crystal Head, premium orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ginger beer to a tall glass filled with ice. Stir Gently.
Woodford Reserve Orange Mule
2 oz. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select
1 oz. Gents Mule Cocktail Mix
5-6 dashes WR Orange Bitters
Ale-8-One Ginger Ale
Orange and Lime Wedge
Orange and Lime Twist
Directions:Fill a Mule Mug with ice. Pour Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, Gents Mule Mix and bitters over ice. Fill with Ale-8-One Ginger Ale. Squeeze over and drop in both the orange and lime wedges. Rim the glass with both orange and lime twists, then hang both twists on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!
2 oz. Seagram’s Vodka
3 oz. orange juice
1 oz. lime juice
½ oz. strawberry simple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
- Strain into your glass over fresh ice
- Garnish & Enjoy!
Smokin’ Head Caesar
2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
5 oz. Clamato (Caesar) or tomato juice (Bloody Mary)
dash of Worcestershire sauce
dash of hot sauce
tiny dash of liquid smoke
garnish of your choice
Ingredients for rim garnish:
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp smoked paprika
Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and dip into salt, pepper, and smoked paprika mix.
In a shaker half filled with ice, add in all ingredients and shake well. Strain into the pre-rimmed
glass filled with ice.
Canned Cocktails (available at select retailers nationwide)
Not looking to whip up cocktails on the fly? Make it easy on yourself and save your energy for sweating it out over the game and chill these canned cocktails
Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha ($3.99 per can): Novo Fogo, a USDA-certified distillery that produces organic cachaças from fresh sugarcane, is highlighting the national spirit of Brazil in an accessible way by introducing the first ever Sparkling Caipirinha in a can. It’s fresh, natural, flavorful, and carbonated, making the world’s most popular cocktail by consumption sparkle and shine in a way that is easy to enjoy.
Half-Seas Cocktail Cans ($16-20 per 4-Pack): Half-Seas offers elevated versions of the canned cocktail, available in Daiquiri, Paloma and Bramble. These all-natural, effervescent cans are as stylish as they are delicious.
Slow & Low Rock and Rye 100ml Cans ($4.99 per can): The Slow and Low 100ml can is the next step in the evolution. Cooper Spirits took a proper 84 proof bar cocktail using a historic recipe and is not only introducing it in a different vessel, the can, but is doing so in a portable, convenient and novel size. Perfect for your outdoor pursuits, from camping to BBQs to sporting events, tailgates and concerts, the 100ml can is versatile and makes for just the right sized packaging.
Stella Rosa Aluminum Singles, $4.99 – Our new 8.5 oz aluminum single-serves serve the purpose for wine anytime, they’re easy to carry, easy to pack, easy to drink, look stylish, can go anywhere with you and you’re going to love them! Find them at your local retailers or come by our winery to have a taste and pick up a case. Find location and hours at SanAntonioWinery.com. Stella Rosa aluminum single-serve wine comes in our most popular flavors, Black and Platinum and Pink!