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Take Your Tailgate Up A Notch

Take Your Tailgate Up A Notch

As another full day of watching football approaches, here’s a list of delicious drinks that will take your game day party to the next level no matter what kickoff time.

Keep it light early in the day, sticking to light beers or brunch cocktails. With a full day of football ahead, it’s important to pace yourself and stay hydrated.

Kickoff – before noon

Brewed Mary
The best of two worlds emerge for a delicious brunch-time cocktail that replaces liquor with beer. Pour your brew of choice (12 oz) into a tall glass and add ¼ cup Uncle Dick’s Bloody Mary Mix. If you want to take it up another notch, rim the glass in lime juice, then salt, and add a stick of celery for garnish.

Southern Star Buried Hatchet
This Texas-brewed dark beer tastes like coffee with a splash of cream and chocolate sprinkles, making it a perfect choice for the early games. Sip slowly to savor its rich flavors, which are complemented by an 8.3 percent alcohol by volume.

Kickoff – mid-afternoon
Clear Choice
Making this drink is as easy as 1,2,3, and its clear color will keep you safe from any spills. Pour 2 oz of light spiced rum over ice in a tall glass. Fill the rest with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge!

Founders All Day IPA
The name says it all, with a 4.7% alcohol by volume, this light brew can be sipped all day. Smooth, crisp and well-balanced, it has a slightly bitter taste that is complemented by hints of orange citrus and pine.

Kickoff – evening
Go Coconuts
After a full day of football ups and downs, it’s hard not to go nuts. Instead, go coconuts with this refreshing cocktail. Just add 2 oz coconut-flavored vodka to your glass with a splash of pineapple juice.

Ballast Point Victory At Sea
Wrap up the day with a victory, whether your team won or not! With hints of black coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate, this dark brew is the perfect way to end a long day.


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