Football Tailgate Cocktails

football tailgate cocktails
September 7, 2021

Football season is back and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or at home, we’ve got you covered with our favorite football tailgate cocktail recipes. Try ‘em out and let us know which ones are touchdowns in your book.

Boozy Sweet Tea - perfect for every SEC game


Handful of whole cloves

5 cinnamon sticks

1 tsp allspice

1 bottle of Garrison Brothers Bourbon 

1 bottle of apple brandy

1 cup honey

3 cups sweet tea

Apple slices for garnish 


Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and honey to a pot over medium heat. Simmer. 

Allow mixture to cool, then mix with the remaining ingredients. 

Pour over ice and garnish with apple slices.

Bloody Mary - for those earlier games 


2 oz Ruskova Vodka

4 oz Siracha Bloody Mary mix

1/2 oz fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 tsp horseradish


Celery, olives, and a slice of bacon for garnish


Mix ingredients together. 

Pour over ice and garnish as you please!

Beer-rita - to give your beer an extra “oomph” 


2 cups grapefruit juice

½ cup tequila

¼ cup agave nectar

Squeeze of one lime

¼ cup lime juice

2 12-oz bottles of Hi-Wire American Lager

Slices of lime and/or grapefruit for garnish


Combine all ingredients. 

Mix well and serve over ice. 

Garnish with lime and/or grapefruit wedge. 

Spiked apple cider - warm up during the colder games


6 cups apple cider

4 cups Huling Station Bourbon

12 dashes Angostura bitters

1 apple, thinly sliced


Handful of whole cloves

Cinnamon sticks to taste

Add honey to taste


Combine cider, apple slices, thyme, cloves, honey, and cinnamon sticks in a pot over medium heat. Stir until well combined and warm. 

Let sit a few minutes to cool slightly. 

Add bourbon. 

Garnish with cinnamon sticks and thyme as desired. 

What will you drink this football season? Be sure to share your drinks with us on social media and follow along for more recipes this fall. 

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