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Best Tailgate Cocktails

Oct-02-2017

Best Tailgate Cocktails

Go all out for game day with these creative and impressive cocktail recipes. You are sure to win best tailgater for the game!

Georgia Bulldogs Spiked Sweet Tea Recipe

Since this is a tailgate, we'll take a shortcut with pre-made sweet tea. If you prefer, you can brew your favorite recipe.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 12 oz sweet tea
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 1 sliced orange (optional)
Directions
  1. Mix vodka and sweet tea.
  2. Pour into a large glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange.

 

 

UF Gatorade Margarita Recipe

It's only fitting that the cocktail to celebrate the University of Florida Gators includes Gatorade—the school invented the drink, after all.

Ingredients
  • salt (for rim of glass)
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 3 oz lime juice
  • 8 oz blue Gatorade (or orange)
Directions
  1. Dampen the rim of the glass and roll in salt. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Mix tequila, lime juice and Gatorage. Pour into glass.

 

LSU Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

There's no better way to celebrate Royal Purple and Old Gold than with a coordinating cocktail, right? Okay, a win would be nice too.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 12 oz lemonade
Directions
  1. Add the vodka, blueberries and sugar to the bottom of the glass and use a spoon to muddle (or mash) everything just until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are broken up.
  2. Add ice and lemonade, stir to mix in the vodka-soaked blueberries.

 

The Yellowhammer Slammer Cocktail Recipe

We're paying homage to the Yellowhammer, the cocktail so popular that Tuscaloosa bar Gallette's sells 4,000-5,000 at every University of Alabama home game (and they go through even more during big rivalries, like Tennessee, Auburn and LSU). This large drink is potent, so take your time drinking this one, and let it last all tailgate long.

Ingredients
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 7 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 handful of ice
Directions
  1. Mix vodka, run, Amaretto, orange juice and pineapple juice.
  2. Serve in a 20-ounce cup over ice.

 

Auburn "War Eagle" Rum Punch Recipe

This flavor-packed cocktail is so delightful you might just get an Alabama fan to shout "War Eagle!" (Maybe.)

Ingredients
  • 4 oz rum
  • 6 oz orange juice
  • 1 handful ice
  • 4 oz Sprite
Directions
  1. Mix rum and orange juice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a large glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with Sprite before serving.

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