This week is the much awaited Super Bowl, and a lot of you will be either planning or heading to a party. The day will have you comfortable on a couch watching the big game, exchanging impressions of the half time show and commercials, snacking and enjoying a cocktail or two. Along with a menu that will most likely include tortilla chips to dip in salsa and Guacamole, or even an irresistible basket of nachos, calls for some Tequila.
I’m pretty sure that, like me, a lot of you wouldn’t mind sipping a refreshing Margarita while munching on your chips. However, I wanted to step outside the most traveled Tequila route and share with you some recipes to inspire a new take on your Super Bowl Sunday drinking game.
Pick your favorite, make a batch of it to put in a pitcher, drink dispenser or punch bowl and delight your guests or hosts with any of these Super Bowl inspired Tequila cocktails.
1.5 oz. 1800 Silver
0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Lime Juice Cordial
0.25 oz. Green Chartreuse
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
The Half-Time Show
2 oz Santera Blanco Tequila
1.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1.50 oz Mint Simple Syrup*
3 Lime wedges or wheels
1 Fresh Mint Sprig
Club soda to top
In a shaker, combine tequila, juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fill a Collins glass with fresh ice and add lime.
Bee Keeper (Inspired by Beyonce’s half-time show performance!)
1 ½ parts CRUZ Tequila
1 part lemon juice
½ part honey syrup*
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño
Combine ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 5 seconds and double strain into a coup glass. Garnish with a jalapeño ring.
* Honey Syrup: Combine 1 cup honey and ½ cup water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir, then take off heat and refrigerate.