Team-Themed Cocktail Creations for Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. This is the day football fans eagerly await all season long, and the day the rest of us look forward to for the wings, Pepsi commercials, and men in tight pants running around a field (ok, some of us). You likely have strong feelings about one team in this race, so it behooves you to mellow game day tension by imbibing. This year, upgrade your kickoff menu with something fun for the the football fanatics and tasty for the rest: color-coordinated cocktails.
Express your Broncos versus Seahawks affiliation as your sip your way through the orange and green battle. New York bartenders Pete Vasconcellos of Penrose and Moses Laboy, Director of Libations at Le Colonial, have crafted two Super Bowl sippers, one hued bright orange by Campari to celebrate Bronco power, and the other turned green by SKYY vodka and créme de violette. Stir them up at your Super Bowl party.
Vermiglio (Orange cocktail for those cheering for Denver) by Pete Vasconcellos 1/2 ounce Campari 2 ounces Sauvignon Blanc 3/4 ounce of lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce Elderflower Liqueur 1/2 ounce egg white
Double shake and serve over fresh rocks with a dash of bitters.
Tropical Dreams (Green cocktail for those cheering for Seattle) Cocktail created by NYC mixologist Moses Laboy 2 ounces SKYY Infusions Coconut 2 chunks fresh pineapple 1 chunk banana 1/2 ounce orange juice 1/2 ounce key lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce crème de violette Pineapple leaf
Muddle two fresh chunks of pineapple and one chunk of banana together. Add all other ingredients. Shake ingredients and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Keep strainer open as to let the muddled fruit become part of the actual cocktail. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.
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