Articles Tagged: Sports

Tailgating Drinks and Eats

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Now that Football season is on full swing, we celebrate Tailgating Week!

What is tailgating and where did it come from?

According to our sources, mostly Modern Marvels Tailgating episode, Tailgating is a truly American past time spawned by the rise of American College Football in the late 1800s.  The game of college football got it’s start on the Northeast United States around New York City.

The first game was played in 1869 between Rutgers … Read more

Tailgate Toddy

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The Super Bowl is almost here and our beloved 49ers are in for the first time in almost 20 years! We will be tailgating all week long! Not going to the game, you can tailgate right at home.

Go Niners!… Read more

The Olympic

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I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic” wins a gold medal every time!… Read more

March Mix Madness: The Vodka Sectional

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Tired of the same old bracket where you don’t get to make your own choice? Don’t agree with everyone else’s choices? I hear you loud and clear, that’s why for the next four weeks, we’re going to create the ultimate barkeep bracket that’s sure to leave a great taste in your mouth when it’s all said and done! It all begins with our four sectional brackets — Vodka, Gin, Whisky and Tequila. In each sectional, … Read more

Spring Training Brew Crew: Cactus League

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Welcome to week two of our Spring Training Brew Crew, baseball fans! Last week we took you through the popular craft breweries of Florida’s Grapefruit League and now it’s time to hop a jet and head west to the Cactus League! I’ve been in search of Arizona’s tastiest craft beers to savor while you’re watching your favorite teams prepare for this upcoming season. From Tempe to Surprise, from Avondale to Mesa, get your frosty mug … Read more

Spring Training Brew Crew: Grapefruit League

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Baseball fans, rejoice! Pitchers and catchers are reporting in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues for spring training and we’re one step closer to baseball’s opening day! To prepare you for the full slate of spring training action that’s on tap for the month of March, it’s time for us to introduce you to some of the best local craft beers in Florida and Arizona! Break those pint glasses out, pour the brew of your choice … Read more

Bourbon Onion Dip

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Prep time: 10 minutes 
Cook time: 1 hour 
Level: Easy
Serves 6-10 

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large sweet onions/Vidalias, peeled, halved, sliced thinly with the grain
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon, plus 1 tablespoon
¾ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
½ cup sour cream
Few drops lemon juice
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Crudité vegetables and chips for dipping

Directions:
In … Read more

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

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Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup 

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes … Read more

Fumble Roosky

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This weekend is the Super Bowl. While we are bummed that our teams (the Packers and 49ers didn’t make the Super Bowl), we think that it will be a great game.

We liked this drink and the name. Here’s hoping Tom Brady and Eli Manning don’t have too many Fumble Rooskys!

Ingredients:
1 part Pisco Portón
1 part amaro
1 part ginger beer
1 part cola

Directions:
Stir in glass filled with ice and strain … Read more

Passing Game Punch

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Tequila Avión Silver
6 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 to 2 cups fresh fruit, sliced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup agave nectar

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl with ice and stir well. Serve in a tumbler with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Courtesy of Tequila Avión Silver.… Read more

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