It’s the final countdown…dun duh duh!
It’s my last post before Super Bowl Sunday so today I’m giving you all of the tools you need to have a banging Super Bowl Party with all of your friends.
We’ll start with our favorite (obvi) – the weekly cocktail recipe! Then we’ll move on to the just as important topic of food. Sound good? Thought so.
For this week’s cocktail, I wanted to create something fun yet not too lethal, because of course we have to stay alert enough to catch the halftime show…Lady Bey, you know it! I am also well aware of the fact that, even though my friends and I tend to throw back mimosas during our Sunday sports-viewing parties, the most-consumed beverage for this annual (and very American) celebration is a nice cold beer. So, because I am selfless, I decided to share a beer cocktail with you rather than a sparkling wine cocktail (although, if you are part of the cool, bubbly-drinking gang you could certainly whip up some of these or these and yes, you can sit with us :-P)
So, this Beer-garita. I’m sure you’ve all heard of these before. I was inspired to go this direction because of my lovely little variety pack from BeMixed (did you catch this super-cute Ginnie Pimm’s I posted last week?) Since I used the Ginger-Lime flavor for that drink, I decided it was time to give the Margarita flavor a go.
This is soooo easy it barely even requires a recipe, but since I love BeMixed and because I’m also including some fun Super Bowl recipes from my fellow bloggers in today’s post, I figured it was worth sharing.
The Beer-garita goes like this: Crushed ice in a glass, a little bit of tequila (because what’s a margarita without tequila?), half of a BeMixed Margarita bottle, some fresh-squeezed lime juice and our favorite Mexican beer (I highly recommend Corona or Pacifico, I speak from experience.) That’s it! So easy, right? This means less time playing bartender in the kitchen and more time watching the game. Sounds like a plan to me!
And in case you’re still looking for a few food items to go along with your Super Bowl Beer-garita, check out these fun recipes from some of my favorite bloggers:
BBQ Pulled Pork Pop Tarts from Spoon, Fork, Bacon – Genius! Why didn’t I think of this?
Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread from Two Red Bowls – All of the carbs. All of the cheese!
Homemade Sea Salt Soft Pretzels with Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Sauce from Half Baked Harvest – See above. You can tell the way to my heart.
Bacon-Goat Cheese Guacamole from How Sweet It Is (via Pioneer Woman) – You had me at avocado. (Oh, and bacon.)
Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings from Smitten Kitchen – Apparently even the least experienced wings-maker can pull these off. I’m into it.
Homemade French Onion Dip from Brown Eyed Baker – I love the cheater’s version of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix and sour cream, so obvi I’m going to love this version even more.
Or…you could be the bestest and also make one or two of my own Super Bowl-friendly creations!
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Wedges with Cheddar & Mustard – Because where can you go wrong with bacon and cheese?
Italian 5-Layer Dip – Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Mango Salsa – Because you’ll need something fruity to go with Jessica’s guac (see above.)
Dad’s Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chili – Base layer for all of the Beer-garitas! (Or mimosas.)
Pastrami Pizza – Because pizza and pastrami make everything better, even if your team is losing.
All right my friends, the recipe for the Beer-garita is below. Have fun, stay safe, and Super Bowl on!
- 1 ounce tequila
- ½ of a BeMixed Margarita bottle
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 1 Corona
- Pour all ingredients over crushed ice in a highboy glass and serve.