It’s A Game-Changer! The Spirits Industry Clinks to the Professional Football Season

Football is here and consumers are planning their parties, preparing easy finger foods and grabbing their favorite case of beer. But this year, the spirits industry clinks with excitement as consumers can be inspired to create at-home cocktails with spirits that they see aired during professional football games. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”) – the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company – asked some of its talented mixologists to share exclusive game day cocktail recipes that can easily be made while cheering on your favorite team.

Gold Rush

Modeled after the modern classic Gold Rush, any football fan could travel back in time to this era with this crisp honeyed cocktail that adds a herbal element with handclapped basil.

  • 2 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Clover Honey Syrup
  • 2 Basil Leaves Handclapped
  • Method: Shake & Strain into a Rocks Glass
  • Garnish: Small Basil Sprig on Top

Mixologist: Chris Ojeda, Regional Mixologist at Southern Glazer’s from California

Berry Spritzer

Looking to keep your tailgating party alive all day? This low ABV cocktail is not only refreshing for those heated tailgates, but this drink will be the success of the party, making day-drinking a breeze.

  • 4 oz. Rosé wine
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • .5 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Club Soda
  • Strawberries & Blackberry’s
  • Method: Build with Ice into A Wine Goblet
  • Garnish: Basil

Mixologist: Armando Rosario, Director of Mixology at Southern Glazer’s from Orlando, FL

12th Man Coffee House

Coffee and the Northwest are synonymous with each other. This refreshing pick-me-up coffee cocktail is a great way to wake up the 12th man to help cheer their team to victory!

  • 1.5 oz. Bacardi 8 year Aged Rum
  • .5 oz. Café Lolita Coffee Liqueur
  • .75 oz. or Single Shot of Espresso
  • Method: Shake & Strain Over Ice & Tonic in a Collins Glass
  • Garnish: Top with Heavy Whipped Cream and Freshly Grated Cinnamon

Mixologist: Chris Ojeda, Regional Mixologist at Southern Glazer’s from California

Fuzzy Fantasy

When your fantasy football team isn’t looking too great, this Fuzzy Fantasy drink will be sure to get your mind off the game and brighten your day with the fruit element that’s infused in the cocktail.

  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 4 oz. Prosecco
  • .5 Peach Sliced
  • 2 oz. Lemon Sour
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • 2 oz. Club Soda
  • Method: Build with Ice into A Wine Goblet
  • Garnish: Peaches & Thyme

Mixologist: Armando Rosario, Director of Mixology at Southern Glazer’s from Orlando, FL

About Southern Glazer’s Mixologist

Southern Glazer’s employs 15 Master Mixologists across North America, responsible for educating bartenders, beverage buyers, and corporate clients about the latest trends in cocktail culture. Michelin star chefs, national restaurant chains, international hotels, and top spirits brands rely on Southern Glazer’s expert Mixologists to help them develop world-class beverage programs that raise the bar for today’s demanding consumers. Southern Glazer’s Mixologists hold multiple certifications from accredited organizations such as the U.S. Bartenders Guild, BarSmarts, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Society of Wine Educators, and the Cicerone Certification Program, to name a few.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit http://www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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