13 Super Bowl Drinks To Kick Off Your Game Day Celebration, Because Mixology Is Fun

Let's be real, while we're stoked to watch the Patriots face the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, 90 percent of us are more excited for two things: 1) highly anticipated Super Bowl ads, and 2) planning our Sunday Funday Super Bowl food and cocktail menu. That's right, I said Super Bowl cocktails, not beer. Although I love some barley and hops, sometimes you've got to deviate from the norm, trading in pilsners and pale ales for good old fashioned liquor.

Whether you're hosting a kick-off party or attending one, these 13 Super Bowl cocktails will surely please your friendly neighborhood whiskey, bourbon, tequila, vodka, rum, and kombucha lovers. Kombucha? Yes, kombucha. Traditional or modern, each craft cocktail will pair effortlessly with your game day chili, wings, and nachos. And don't be scared to double up on your booze while mixing your second (or third) round of cocktails during the Katy Perry halftime show — between that and the deflated footballs, lord knows you'll need it.

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by Marion Bernstein

Carrots, Mary, Carrots

Mat Snapp, master mixologist for Fox Restaurant Concepts, created this Super Bowl-ready concoction, perfect for all your sipping needs. Here’s what you need:

4 oz Freshly Juiced Carrot Juice

0.5 oz Fresh Lime

0.5 oz Evap Cane Syrup

4 dashes Cholula

1.5 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

Garnish with lime wheel and grape tomatoes

Jalapeno & Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail

Your perfect nacho pairing is here, and it comes to you in the form of jalapeno, blood orange, and whiskey. Get the recipe from Domestic Fits.

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Ginger Kombucha Cocktail

According to Love & Lemons, these kombucha-vodka cocktails help you “detox while you re-tox.” Sounds like the perfect way to prevent a Monday morning post-Super Bowl hangover.

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Beer Cocktail

Can’t decide between liquor and beer on game day? Well, you’re in luck, because thanks to VanessaS’ beer cocktail on Food 52, you don’t have to.

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The Pat

Show your Patriot pride with this tri-color team cocktail, courtesy of Bols. All you need is 0.5 oz of Bols strawberry liqueur, Bols yogurt, and Bols blue foam.

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The Hawk

Nothing says “Go Seahawks!” better than a color coordinated cocktail. Follow the three-step recipe from Bols, which mixes equal parts Bols Melon, citrus vodka, and Bols blue foam.

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Dark Rum Mojito With Basil

Give your mojito an extra flavor kick before kick-off. Get Food & Style’s basil-infused recipe here.

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Roca's Game Day Cocktail

Tequila fans rejoice! Our friends at Roca Patron have mixed the perfect game day cocktail. One sip, and you won’t even miss that margarita. Get the recipe below.

2oz Roca Reposado

0.5 oz Lime juice (or lemon)

1 Dash of Angostura Bitters

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Build Your Own Bloody Mary

Get the crew together to build your own Bloody Marys. Wait, scratch that, get the crew together to build your own Bloody Mary bar. Head on over to Foodie Crush for the ultimate BYOBMB shopping list.

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The Mamie Taylor

Football is complicated — game day cocktails shouldn’t be. Learn how to mix Five and Spice’s four-ingredient rye cocktail.

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No 1 Martini

Support your number one team with this number one martini, thanks to the aptly named London No 1 gin. Recipe below. 50 ml The London N° 1 gin

20 ml Tio Pepe Fino

10 ml Parsley and Olive Distillate

Salt solution

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Dark and Stormy

The rum, ginger beer, and lime combo in this classic Dark and Stormy cocktail is sure to be a Super Bowl crowd pleaser. Get the simple recipe from Food Fanatic.

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Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider

This Super Bowl Sunday, warm up those cold February bones with this delightfully spiced, sweetened, and spiked hot apple cider, courtesy of How Sweet It Is.

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