So all of your friends will be gathered around your TV for the big Colbert vs O'Reilly face off. You can't possibly be thinking about serving them just plain beer, now can you? I mean come on, this is a BIG EVENT. This would be like inviting your friends over for a fancy dinner party and serving them "crumb-believable" Kraft Crumbles as an appetizer.
So to get ready for the big night, I set out to create two specialty drinks. Now, I think I've come up with a couple of winners, which I've dubbed "Papa Bear" and "Nailed It!" - but I'm no mixologist, so give them a try and let me know! To check out my creations, and get a few other party tips (music, invites, food) for the big night,
First of all, let everyone know about your shindig! geeksugar found this great site where you can create your own On Notice Board. Fill it in and email it to all of your friends! After all, this event is going to be best enjoyed with friends.
Once your guests arrive, treat them to one of the following drinks:
This drink is for the man's man. Well the man's man who also has a softy fuzzy sensitive side. And besides, South Carolina is the "true" peach state, right?
2 parts Whiskey
1 1/2 parts Peach Schnapps
Fresh Peach Juice
Pour whiskey and peach schnapps over ice cubes into old-fashioned style glass. Top with peach juice and gently stir.
Note* I actually grated fresh peaches right into the drink and gave it a stir.
Alternatively, you could pour all ingredients into shaker full of ice, shake and strain into glass.
Just like our beloved Papa Bear himself, this drink is tough and manly, but with a bite and a bit of a temper.
1 oz Whiskey
1/2 oz Cinnamon Schnapps
Root Beer (about 2 oz)
Pour whiskey and schnapps over ice cubes into old-fashioned style glass. Top with root beer. Stir.
Another drink to offer everyone is something called the
Fourth of July
. It's a layered red, white and blue shot, but be careful, you want to remember this awesome face-off, not hear about it at work the next day.
While you're waiting for the event to begin, entertain your guests with this perfectly themed playlist put together by our very own BuzzSugar.
To round out your evening, be sure to decorate your home in a red, white and blue theme (balloons, streamers, confetti) and be sure to offer everyone plenty of things to eat (eagle shaped sugar cookies, bowls of red, white and blue corn chips with salsa, "freedom fries") and unlike a fancy dinner party, this time bowls of "crumb-believable" Kraft Crumbles are highly appropriate.
Got any other great ideas for the big night? Let us know in the comments below.