Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails

Well it’s that time of  year again…Are you ready for some fooooootbaaaaaal? You know what my favorite part of football is? Making the Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails! I still  know nothing about football, but I really do enjoy creating fun drinks. Each year I try to create cocktails that are the correct colors for the teams that are playing…..

Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails Broncos vs Panthers | cookingwithcurls.com

but I also look into the cocktails that are popular in the team’s area. During my research for the South Carolina Panthers, cocktails containing mint kept popping up. There was a Hemmingway Mojito and a Mint Julep, so I decided to go with a Berry Mojito….using black and blue berries…like the colors on their uniforms. 🙂

Panthers Super Bowl Cocktail 2016 | cookingwithcurls.com

I did not want giant lime footballs again this year to garnish the glasses, so I simply cut the lines into a lime wedge using a lemon zester. And no, that is not quite as easy as it sounds, but they turned out pretty cute. If you would like to make lime footballs, the instructions are here.….

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I started with my Blackberry Simple Syrup recipe, but used half blue berries, and half blackberries…..

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Click on the link for complete directions.  Make your syrup ahead of time so it is completely cooled before game day!

Place mint leaves, lime juice, a few crushed ice cubes, and berry syrup in a cocktail shaker…..

Panthers Super Bowl Cocktail muddle cookingwithcurls.com

Muddle to release the flavors. {I have this Mojito Muddler from Amazon}

Add the rum with a few more ice cubes, shake to combine.

Strain into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice.

Top with club soda, stir and garnish with mint and fresh berries.

If you are having a big party, you could always multiply the recipe to fill a pitcher. Just a thought. 😉

A strange thing happened when I went to the liquor department looking for blue curacao, they do not sell it at any store where I live!! How is that possible?? Soooo, I decided to try UV Blue Vodka instead, and it turned out way too light…..

Broncos Super Bowl Cocktail 2016 | cookingwithcurls.com

It turned out so light, that you could actually use it as a Panther’s cocktail and switch out the orange with a lime. 😉 I still wanted to use the original Bronco Super Bowl Cocktail since it is really tasty {it tastes like a creamsicle}, so we will just stick with the original image…..

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Place ice cubes in a small cocktail glass. Add the vodka.

Fill glass with Jones cream soda {because it is clear}

Pour blue curacao over the back side of a spoon on top of the drink.

Garnish with an orange wedge/slice, and serve.

I even created a yummy new appetizer for the big game, Irish Chili Nachos {recipe coming soon}…..

Irish Chili Nachos are not just for St. Patrick's Day, they are perfect for game day as well | cookingwithcurls.com

Who knows, maybe I will actually watch the game this year! 😉

Enjoy, and I hope your team wins!!

Panthers Super Bowl Cocktail

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Panthers Super Bowl Cocktail 2016 aka Berry Mojito.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Ounces berry simple syrup
  • juice of one lime
  • crushed ice cubes
  • 6 blackberries
  • 6 blueberries
  • 4 Ounces light rum
  • 4 Ounces club soda

Directions

Place mint leaves, lime juice, a few crushed ice cubes, and berry syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Muddle to release the flavors.
Add the rum with a few more ice cubes, shake to combine.
Strain into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice.
Top with club soda, stir and garnish with mint and fresh berries.

Broncos Super Bowl Cocktail

Serves 1
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Broncos Super Bowl Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces vodka
  • 4 Ounces Jones cream soda
  • 1 Ounce blue curacao
  • orange wedges/slices (to garnish)

Directions

Place ice cubes in a small cocktail glass. Add vodka.
Fill glass with soda.
Pour blue curacao over the back side of a spoon on top of the drink.
Garnish with an orange wedge/slice and serve.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

Comments

  1. Alice says

    FYI, the Panthers are th Carolina Panthers. They play their home games in Charlotte, North Carolina. We share the team with South Carolina.

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