Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

Touch Down, Super Bowl cocktail punch

Super Bowl Sunday is a uniquely American celebration, and our original MDC cocktail punch appropriately features a uniquely American liquor first distilled in Monmouth, New Jersey: Laird’s Applejack. If Laird’s is not available. you can substitute another applejack brandy. We’ve served this punch to wide acclaim. Below is the pitcher recipe, serving twelve, and the […]


Tailgate, parking lot cocktail

The setting: Parking lot, cold and damp, thousands of excited fans; yes, tailgate city. We’ll need disposable or compostable cups for this. And Tabasco, Louisiana’s culinary curative. We use Chipotle for smokiness; feel free to bring your own spice. Tailgate Dash Chipotle Tabasco 1 ounce rye Ice cold beer with good hoppy flavor Put a […]


Casino, Super Bowl wages cocktail

With Atlantic City just down the coast from MetLife Stadium, there is no suggestion here that you bet on the outcome of this week’s Super Bowl. Heaven and fantasy league forbid! But if you have put your child’s college fund at risk, here’s something with gin and the almond flavor of maraschino to calm you. Casino […]


Rocky Mtn Hi, Broncos cocktail

We’re going mile-high with this locally-sourced whiskey-based celebration for the Super Bowl bound Denver Bronocs. There’s greenery in the drink to acknowledge Colorado’s recent legalization of marijuana. While this might tempt some, we recommend sticking with the suggested dill. A good bourbon can be used if Tin Cup whiskey can’t be found. Rocky Mtn Hi […]


Pacific Velvet, Seahawks cocktail

This is a revision of the famed Black Velvet, the original being a mixture of Guinness Stout and Champagne. Our version for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks throws a locally-sourced cast into the mix. We use Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut, a Columbia Valley sparkler, topped by Extra Stout from Seattle’s Pike Brewing Co. Make […]


Hackensack, Super site cocktail

From New York, you have to cross the Hackensack River in New Jersey to reach MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XXXVIII. This cocktail celebrates the Garden State, home to the Statue of Liberty, and half of the hosting committee for professional football’s ultimate game. Hackensack 1 1/2 ounce rye 1/2 ounce triple sec 1/2 ounce […]


Manhattan, perfect cocktail

The Manhattan cocktail has a history seemingly as old as the island itself. The original, called “the perfect Manhattan,” later spawned drier and sweeter versions. It all depended on the types and amounts of vermouth used. This perfect, a fence-sitter using dry and sweet vermouth, celebrates Super Bowl co-hosts on the east side of the […]


Hail Mary, Pro Bowl cocktail

The Bloody Mary cocktail name drags a mythological train which includes a queen of England, the actress Mary Pickford, a Chicago bar waitress, and a member of the Smirnoff vodka family, for whom the drink might have originally been created. The Bloody Mary starts with tomato juice and vodka. Then you add what ever comes […]


Pigskin Widow, football cocktail

History and professional sports are framed by its widows. The French Veuve Clicquot, who lent her name to the renowned Champagne, is an example for those who suffer a beloved’s seemingly senseless focus on American football. As that French widow is believed to have said: “When in doubt, open Champagne.” Wisdom for the ages. Here’s […]


Pacific Rim’d, NFC Championship Cocktail

By popular demand: Crackling along the Northern Pacific, past the western mountains, lives the rivalry of San Francisco and Seattle. Twins in many ways, the jostling between the City and her northern sibling boils over on the football field. Bridge the difference between “twinemies” and celebrate their gridiron face-off today for the NFC title: mix […]


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