The big day is almost here, and we all know it’s not a Super Bowl party without some good old fashioned alcohol. Feel free to supplement these cocktails with a 12-pack of your favorite beer, but these two team-color-themed drinks are sure to get your head a-buzzing no matter which team you’re rooting for!
Unfortunately, my team didn’t make it this year, so I’m not really rooting for either one of these teams to win – I’m mainly watching the game for the commercials and won’t care who wins one way or the other – but I know plenty of folks out there are ready to see their team hoist that trophy, so I’ve put together drinks for either team’s supporters!
As I said, I really don’t have a preference for who wins, so no judging me based on which recipe comes first! I decided that since my preferred team is in the AFC with the Broncos, I’ll start with the Bronco’s cocktail, which is a great spin on the tried-and-true tropical Rum Punch.
In a large pitcher, combine 2 cups Barcardi rum, 1 cup triple sec, and 1/4 cup grenadine syrup. Stir to combine, then add 5 cups of orange juice. Chill until ready to serve, and then pour over ice in punch cups or sangria glasses.
If you’re looking to only make one:
Fill a glass with ice. Add 2 oz Bacardi rum, 1 oz triple sec, and 1/4 ounce grenadine syrup. Allow the grenadine to settle, and then fill the glass with orange juice. Stir and enjoy!
If you’re a fan of tropical drinks, you’ll definitely love the Bronco’s cocktail!
If you’re more of a vodka lover and like a drink with a bite, then the Seahawks drink is definitely your speed! This cocktail is a spin off of an apple-tini.
Begin by combining in a pitcher: 2 cups vodka, 2 cups sour apple schnapps, and 1/2 cup blue curaçao. Stir this to combine and chill until ready to serve. When serving, pour into ice-filled glasses until half full, and then fill the rest with Sprite or another clear, citrus-based soda. Don’t stir too much so you don’t make all the carbonation disappear!
If you’re only making one:
Fill a glass with ice. Add 2 oz vodka, 2 oz sour apple schnapps, and 1/2 oz blue curaçao. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite, stir lightly, and enjoy!
Broncos Bacardi Punch
Yield: 8-10 servings
2 cups Barcardi
1 cup triple sec
1/4 cup grenadine syrup
5 cups orange juice
1) In a large pitcher, add Barcardi, triple sec, and grenadine. Stir to combine.
2) Add 5 cups of orange juice, then chill until ready to serve.
Seahawks Sparkling Martini
Yield: 8-10 servings
2 cups vodka
2 cups sour apple schnapps
1/2 cup blue curaçao
4 cups Sprite or other clear soda
1) In a pitcher, add vodka, apple schnapps, and blue curaçao. Stir to combine.
2) When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice and pour liquor mixture until glass is half full. Fill the rest of each glass with Sprite and serve!