Game day is around the corner and fans will be gathering with friends and family for the biggest football event of the year—Super Bowl. Not only will there be football, but also food, drinks, commercials, and halftime shows. We gathered some great cocktail recipes that put a spin on some of the classics, and will have your guests cheering for more than just the game.

Cherry Smash Old Fashioned

This recipe takes an old classic and gives it a modern twist by adding the sweet tartness of cherries.

Directions

  1. Place orange peel into the bottom of the serving glass and muddle.
  2. Fill serving glass full of ice and pour remaining ingredients in the order listed.
  3. Stir gently to mix.
  4. Add garnish, straw, and serve.

Electric Lemonade

Add a zing to your lemonade by adding the smooth, mellow, lemon taste of Absolut Citron with the sun-ripened raspberry flavor of the striking, electric blue Torani Blue Rasberry Syrup.

  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz.) Torani Blue Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.)Absolut Citron
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz.) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz.) Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • lemon wheel for garnish

Directions

  1. Blend all the ingredients.
  2. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Whiskey Sour

And a little lemon zest to your whiskey in this time tested classic.

  • 1 fl. oz. Monin Pure Cane Syrup
  • ice
  • 1 fl. oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 fl. oz. whiskey
  • garnish: cherries, orange

Directions

  1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
  2. Pour ingredients into mixing tin in order listed.
  3. Add ice from serving glass.
  4. Cap, shake, and pour back into serving glass.
  5. Add garnish, straw, and serve.

Primeiro Dia

Taste the flavors of Brazil in a modern rendition of the classic Old Fashioned.

Directions

  1. Pour the syrup, bitters, and cola in an Old Fashioned glass.
  2. Stir.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and pour the Cachaça.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with orange peel, cherry, macadamia nuts, and chocolate.

Grapefruit Collins

A crowd favorite, this Tom Collins substitutes lemon with the sweet and sour flavor of grapefruit. (This recipe is courtesy of Food Fanatic )

  • 1/2 fl. oz. Monin Pure Cane Syrup
  • 2 fl. oz.fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. Campari
  • club soda
  • ice cubes
  • Garnish with thyme and grapefruit slices.

Directions

  1. Add the simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and bitters to a Collins glass and stir in the gin and Campari.
  2. Fill with ice.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and grapefruit slice before serving.

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