Another football season, another Patriots' loss by the hand of a Manning brother. If I'm going to be watching the Super Bowl sans Tom Brady this Sunday, you better believe I'll be doing so with a drink in hand, and this year I've decided to embrace defeat and find a few Broncos-themed Super Bowl drinks to enjoy all night long. If you can't beat them, join them, right?
While many of my fellow New Englanders will surely be cheering on the Panthers and praying for the Broncos swift and merciless defeat, I have a confession to make: I kind of like Peyton Manning. Blasphemy, I know, but the truth is the man who has grown to be Tom Brady's arch nemesis has also become, at least in my mind, the kind of villain you grow to love, and the bottom line is this: he's a darn good football player, and the Broncos (looking at you, defense) are a darn good team.
If you're a die-hard Denver fan, or someone like me who has decided to jump on the bandwagon for this Sunday's game, it's time to get your Broncos-themed Super Bowl organized. You'll need plenty of orange and navy streamers, color coordinating plates and napkins, but most importantly, all of these Broncos-themed drinks.
Who's ready for some football?
1. Citrus Squash
A great mixer for several different kinds of alcohol, The Kitchn 's citrus squash is a tart, fruity addition to any cocktail concoction.
2. Cider Bourbon Jam
As the name suggests, this cider bourbon jam cocktail from How Sweet It Is has, yes, jam in it. Is your mouth watering yet? A refreshing, fruity drink, sip this responsibly, because even though it tastes like candy, there's plenty of alcohol in it.
3. Painkiller Cocktail
For losing foorball fans everywhere, let's just hope this painkiller cocktail from Pass the Sushi lives up to its name.
4. Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
Foodie Crush shares a fun twist on the classic tequila sunrise with this sweet and sour cocktail whose colors are a perfect match for your Broncos-themed Super Bowl party.
5. Strawberry Rosemary Sangria
Pretend it's summer and you aren't bundled up in a Broncos sweater, hat, and scarf with A Cozy Kitchen's strawberry rosemary sangria.
6. Three-Ingredient Coconut Peach Cooler
Refreshing and just boozy enough, this tropical cooler from Mom On Time Out is a delicious yet simple cocktail that will look great next to your Manning jersey.
7. Orange Clove Hot Toddy
Warm up with A Spicy Perspective's orange clove hot toddy. Aromatic, flavorful, and sophisticated, this drink is only for fancy football fans.
8. Orange Julius
For your guests who don't drink alcohol, you can whip up The Kitchn's sweet, creamy Orange Julius.
9. Spiced Manhattan Cocktail
A classic cocktail with a modern twist, A Spicy Perspective's spiced Manhattan is a crowd pleaser.
10. Practically Perfect Pineapple Punch
It's in the name: this pineapple punch from Mom On Time Out is perfect. Sweet and citrusy, you'll want to sip this cocktail all game long.
11. Aperol Spritz
Win or lose, a Super Bowl party isn't over until the bubbly is flowing. Instead of traditional prosecco or champagne, try A Spicy Perspective's aperol spritz, a classic bitter-sweet Italian cocktail that's both boozy and refreshing.
12. Mango Margarita
Complete with chile salt and lime, Foodie Crush's mango margarita is a smooth blended frozen drink with a spicy kick.
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