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Come Party With Me: Tailgate — Drinks

When one hears the words "tailgate" and "drinks," the first thing that comes to mind is beer. And lots of it. At my tailgate, I'll supply guests with a selection of cold brews and an updated version of the shandy, a classic beer cocktail. Tailgates always get a little rowdy, so I won't serve hard alcohol.

It's a good idea to have sodas, water, and a couple bottles of chilled white wine on hand. Before heading to the stadium, don't forget to stock up on ice. There's nothing worse than warm beer on a hot afternoon. To look at the refreshing recipe for the beer cocktail — at my party it will be poured into Cal cups! —


Lime Beer Cocktail

Lime Beer Cocktail

Lime Beer Cocktail


1 (6-pack) light beer
1 can frozen limeade
1 lime, sliced in half


  1. Pour beer into a large pitcher. Add still-frozen limeade and stir to combine. Stirring with a metal utensil can reduce foam. Allow foam to settle.
  2. Squeeze half a lime into pitcher.
  3. Finely slice the other lime half and place into pitcher, for garnish. Pour into chilled glasses and serve cold.

Serves 6.

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milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
I know I'm evil...sorry.. :P
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
Sounds almost like a michelada...sounds tasty...oh and GO Stanford...Sorry I just had to do it again...
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
I like it quietriot!
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 7 years
quietriott quietriott 7 years
Another version is the Turbo Shandy: Half-pint Heineken (or any lager/light beer) ALMOST Half-pint of Smirnoff Ice Top off the rest with Vodka Mix it all up, and enjoy! It tastes almost like gingerale. (Plus you might get a little tipsy after even just one) Oh. And GO IRISH!
winniebaby winniebaby 7 years
Ditto to comments above! I am a season ticket holder, so I will be at the game on Oct 4th, cheering for Kevin Riley and Jhavid Best! GOOOOO BEARS!
lylpookie lylpookie 7 years
Haha...I was just coming on here to complain about the SC cups as well!!! But I'm glad it was clarified that it would be Cal. GO BEARS, indeed! I am frantically trying to find a way to watch the game in Seattle!
cassedy04 cassedy04 7 years
yes, this is blasphemy.... no USC mugs at a cal bears tailgate!!! GO BEARS!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Ha! xtina, that was exactly what I was planning on writing ($ included)!! Stupid Trojans. Love the drink idea, though -- sounds a lot like Radner in Munich, one of my favorite drinks.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 7 years
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 7 years
Hahaha syako. That's what I was thinking!! Yes to the drinks, no to SC!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
That will go down great with my "Top Dawg".
syako syako 7 years
why are they in USC cups!?!?! :sick: :P
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Dude these are my specialty. You gotta use corona light. We call them Beer-garitas tho. Oh and we add tequila! Cant forget that part. Corona, Tequila, limeade and water. Equal parts.
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