Super Bowl Cocktails
Super Bowl cocktails are an essential part of the big game day celebration bringing so many people together across the country. To honor the teams and the regions, the BourbonBlog.com team created these cocktails featuring ingredients indigenous to Missouri and Pennsylvania with a focus on the distilleries and their craft distilled whiskeys. It goes without saying that we recommend you try these whiskeys and ingredients or let them inspire you in case you need to sub a different brand.
We’re proud to share that these new football cocktail recipes and sports-themed cocktails are sure to score big for Super Bowl or for any game! Drink responsibly on Super Bowl and everyday.
Cocktails for Kansas City Chiefs Fans
The Red Zone Razzle: Celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs
2 oz. J. Rieger & Co. Kansas City Whiskey
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
.5 oz. cranberry juice
Dash of orange bitters
Orange slice and cranberries for garnish
– Fill a shaker with ice.
– Add bourbon, Campari, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
– Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
– Add a dash of orange bitters for balance.
– Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice and cranberries.
To make this cocktail extra special, use high-quality, fresh-squeezed orange juice. The combination of bourbon, Campari, and orange creates a unique and well-balanced drink.
2 oz. Single Barrel Bourbon from Missouri River Distillery
1 tsp. Missouri-grown sorghum syrup
3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe and set it aside.
In a separate mixing glass, combine the whiskey, sorghum syrup, and bitters. Stir well.
Strain the mixture into the absinthe-rinsed glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
To break down sorghum syrup if too thick, batch a larger amount with half hot water and half sorghum to fold it into the cocktail easier.
First Down Wild Plum Old Fashioned:
2 oz. Pinckney Bend Distillery’s Rested American Whiskey
1 tsp. Missouri-grown wild plum preserves
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 tsp. water
Orange slice for garnish
In a mixing glass, muddle the plum preserves with the water until syrup forms.
Add the whiskey and orange bitters to the syrup and stir well.
Strain the mixture over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.
Garnish with an orange slice.
For a smoky twist, smoke the glass with hickory wood chips before adding the ingredients.
Cocktails for Philadelphia Eagles Fans
Eagles’ Endzone Fizz: Yes, a Boulevardier Fizz!
1 oz. Wigle Whiskey Pennsylvania Straight Rye
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 egg white
Orange peel for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, combine the whiskey, Campari, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, and egg white.
Dry shake the mixture (without ice) for about 20 seconds to create a frothy texture.
Strain the mixture into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda.
Express the orange peel over the drink by holding it over the glass and giving it a good squeeze to release the oils, then drop it into the glass. Dash Angostura bitters to finish.
This cocktail is a twist on classic fizz cocktails like the Ramos Gin Fizz and the Boulevardier, using Wigle Whiskey Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey in place of gin. The addition of orange and chocolate bitters adds a unique and complex flavor profile, while the egg white adds a frothy texture and enhances the flavors, making this a velvety smooth, and balanced drink. However, caution should be taken when using egg whites in cocktails, as they can carry a risk of foodborne illness if not handled properly. It is recommended to use pasteurized egg whites or to purchase a commercially available egg white substitute.
“Philly on Rye” Whiskey Punch:
2 oz. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Pennsylvania-grown apple cider
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. Pennsylvania-grown honey syrup
1 oz. cold green tea
Nutmeg for garnish
In a large punch bowl, combine the whiskey, cider, lemon juice, honey syrup, and green tea. Stir well.
Fill the punch bowl with ice and stir until chilled.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and hot water in a saucepan and stir until the honey has dissolved. Let cool.
What inspired us:
Pennsylvania has a rich history of rye whiskey production, dating back to the colonial era. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey pays homage to this heritage by using locally-sourced rye and traditional distillation techniques. This cocktail combines the bold flavors of Pennsylvania rye with the sweetness of Pennsylvania-grown honey and the tartness of fresh lemon juice, making it the perfect drink to celebrate the Eagles’ victory.
“Eagles’ End Zone Espresso” Pennsylvania Whiskey Martini:
2 oz. Thistle Finch Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Coffee liqueur
1 oz. Freshly brewed espresso (Use La Colombe Coffee Roasters from Pennsylvania if you have some)
Pennsylvania-grown cherry for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, combine the whiskey, coffee liqueur, and espresso. Shake well.
Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a Pennsylvania-grown cherry.
Bartender tip: For a boozy twist, rim the martini glass with a coffee liqueur before adding the ingredients.
Why we created this one:
Super Bowl parties can occasionally be exhausting, and sometimes you need a pick-me-up. This should revive and wake you up to keep the party going.