Super Bowl 2022: Super drinks and food for your watch party

Contributing writer Daniel Peters gives some drink options inspired by the two Super Bowl teams. Photo courtesy of ESPN.com.

Daniel Peters | Contributing Writer 

25 incredible weeks of NFL games (including pre and post season) have come and gone. Now it comes down to the final game between the Los Angeles Rams and our neighbors 40 minutes south, the Cincinnati Bengals. To celebrate the incredible game, we have compiled a list of drinks representing each team, as well as some others. Not only that, but we have a few snack ideas as well to entertain your roommates or friends on this special day. 

Super Drinks

Note: all drinks are from The Art of Mixology book except for my personal favorite.

For the Rams

Screwdriver

Ingredients: Cracked Ice, 1¾ oz. Vodka, Orange Juice, Orange Slice

  1. Fill a chilled glass with cracked ice. Pour the vodka over the ice.
  2. Top off with orange juice and stir well to mix.
  3. Garnish with the orange slice.
  4. Serve immediately.
Midnight’s Kiss

Ingredients: Sugar, Lemon Wedge, ½ oz. Vodka, 2 TSps Blue Curacao, Sparkling Wine

  1. Spread the sugar on a plate. Run a wedge of lemon around the rim of a chilled champagne flute to moisten it, then dip the glass in the sugar.
  2. Add the vodka and curacao to a shaker filled with cracked ice.
  3. Shake well, strain into the glass, and top off with sparkling wine.
  4. Serve immediately.

For the Bengals

A Sloe Kiss 

Ingredients: ½ oz. Sloe Gin, ½ oz. Southern Comfort, ¾ oz. Vodka, 1 tspn Amaretto, Cracked Ice, Splash Galliano, Orange Juice, Orange Peel Twist

  1. Put cracked ice into a cocktail shaker, pour the sloe gin, Southern Comfort, vodka, and Amaretto over the ice, and shake until well frosted.
  2. Strain into a long, chilled glass filled with cracked ice. 
  3. Splash on the galliano. 
  4. Top off with orange juice and garnish with the orange peel.
  5. Serve immediately.
Club Mojito

Ingredients: 1 Tsp sugar syrup, 6 fresh mint leaves/plus extra to garnish, juice of ½ lime, 4-6 cracked ice cubes, 1 3/4 oz. jamaican rum, club soda, dash angostura bitters

  1. Put the sugar syrup, mint leaves, and lime juice into an old fashioned glass. 
  2. Muddle the mint leaves, then add the cracked ice and the rum.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Finish with the angostura bitters and garnish with the remaining mint leaves.
  5. Serve immediately. 

For our underage fans, we have two “mocktails” that will refresh and taste great as you enjoy the game.

Mini Colada

Ingredients: 5 1/4 oz of milk, 2 1/2 oz cream of coconut, 3 1/2 oz pineapple juice, cracked ice cubes, pineapple chunk, pineapple leaf, maraschino cherry

  1. Put cracked ice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour the milk and cream of coconut over the ice. 
  3. Add the pineapple juice and shake vigorously until well frosted.
  4. Fill a highball glass halfway with cracked ice, strain the cocktail into it, and garnish with the pineapple chunk, leaf and cherry. 
  5. Serve immediately. 
Prohibition Punch

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups apple juice, 1 ½ cups lemon juice, ½ cup sugar syrup, cracked ice, 2 liters Ginger Ale, orange slices

  1. Pour the apple juice into a large pitcher.
  2. Add the lemon juice and sugar syrup and a handful of cracked ice.
  3. Add the ginger ale and stir gently to mix. Pour into chilled old fashioned glasses and garnish with the orange slices.
  4. Serve immediately. 

And one more drink for good measure, here is a personal favorite drink of mine that I stumbled upon. I call it the Teal Tears in honor of my favorite NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Teal Tears

Ingredients:  1 ¼ oz. UV Blue, ¾ oz. Blue Curacao, 2 oz. Lemonade, 2 tsps Agave Syrup, 1 oz. Mountain Dew, cracked ice

  1. Add the UV Blue, Blue Curacao, lemonade and agave syrup into a shaker with ice. 
  2. Shake until frosted.
  3. Pour mixture over ice into an old fashioned glass.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew. 
  5. Serve Immediately.

Super Snacks

Two great game day snacks are black bean and corn salsa as well as Buffalo chicken dip. The black bean and corn salsa dip is probably one of the most refreshing game day snacks you can have. It is made with mainly veggies and tastes great in the scoop shaped tortilla chips. The buffalo chicken dip is a classic that everyone will enjoy.

Black bean and Corn Salsa

Ingredients: corn (thawed or drained), black beans, cilantro, onion (whichever you prefer), red bell pepper, lime & lemon juice and salt

  1. Add the corn and blackbeans into a bowl.
  2. Chop your veggies finely then add them to the bowl.
  3. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  4. Stir well before serving.
Buffalo Chicken Dip (Crockpot) 

Ingredients: Cooked chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and buffalo sauce

  1. Shred your chicken.
  2. Throw your chicken into a crockpot with the cheeses, ranch and buffalo sauce.
  3. Let it cook for 3-4 hours on low or 1-2 on high in a Crockpot.
  4. Stir every 30 minute until cream cheese is completely melted and mixed in.
  5. Enjoy! 

Hopefully, these drink and snack ideas will make your Super Bowl Sunday tastier than ever! 

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