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Our Favorite Cocktails for Football Sundays

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Game Day Cocktail Recipes

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again, when the leaves turn orange, the kids are back in school, and the Chicago Bears are back on the gridiron.

And while John Fox and Co might not give us Chicagoans as much to cheer about as we’d like, that doesn’t mean we can’t get just a little bit lubricated on Sundays while we watch the Bears do battle.

The next time you watch a Bears game, do it with one of these cocktails in hand. It might ease the pain just a little bit. Here are four of our favorite cocktail recipes to try next Sunday.

1.Pineapple Lime Daiquiri 

This delicious and refreshing cocktail is easy to make and fun to drink, especially if you decide to use a straw. Use your favorite rum, such as Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and simple syrup to create a yummy daiquiri while you watch the Bears try to punch it in on fourth and short in the red zone. You can find this great daiquiri recipe here.

2. The Old Fashioned

Nothing’s more old fashioned than a gritty defensive battle between two football teams that run the ball and have stout defenses who are miserly when it comes to giving up touchdowns.

That’s why one of our favorite cocktails to drink while watching an NFL football game is the Old Fashioned. The combination of Angostura Bitters, club soda, sugar, and ice with a healthy dash of rye make this one a pleasure to drink. We prefer Bulleit Straight Rye but just about any rye or bourbon will do. Try this top old fashioned recipe here.

3. Mai Tai

Another excellent rum cocktail, the Mai Tai is best known for its popularity as a sort of kitsch 60s and 70s drink at tiki-themed parties. Put simply, though, it’s a really excellent rum cocktail and delicious to sip while you watch some football.

Try to find a quality Jamaican rum for this one, such as Meyers Dark Rum and add some lime juice, curacao, orgeat syrup, and simple syrup with vanilla for a citrusy, smooth, and delicious cocktail. You can find the recipe for a good Mai Tai over at SeriousEats.

4. Michelada

If you’re more of a beer person, why not consider a Michelada? The Mexican version of the Bloody Mary cocktail packs a powerful punch, with tomato juice, hot sauce, Mexican chile powder, and fresh-squeezed lime juice making it one helluva drink. Just add your favorite Mexican lager beer, such as Tecate or Dos Equis, mix, and drink up! You can find a great Michelada recipe here. 



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