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Tailgating Cocktails

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Who needs tailgating when you can have brunchgating instead? Grab your girls and settle into the game with these cocktails created in partnership with Smirnoff Ice®!

Who says catching a game has to include clinking beers and tossing down corn chips? Turn tailgating at the game (or your living room) into a fabulous affair with cocktails that make brunchgating the event all your girlfriends are looking forward to. These drinks come together in no time, looking so pretty topped with fresh garnishes, making them so fitting with early-morning kickoffs.

Spiked Red Eye

Spiked Red Eye

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Notes

Give this classic cocktail a big kick with the addition of vodka.

Spiked Red Eye Cocktail

Ingredients

  1. 3 ounces Smirnoff Ice® Original
    1 ounce vodka
    Bloody Mary mix
    1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    Celery stalk, lime wedge, and olive, for garnish
    Salt, for the rim (optional)

Directions

  1. Rim the glass with salt, or skip if it's not your thing, and fill an 8-ounce glass with ice. Measure and add the vodka, then carefully pour the Smirnoff Ice® Original while slightly angling the glass, keeping the fizz in the drink.
  2. Top with your favorite Bloody Mary mix, a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon, and a celery stick, olive, and lime wedge for garnish. Cheers!

Sunrise Kickoff

Sunrise Kickoff

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Notes

A spin on a tequila sunrise, this fun drink is filled with flavor. And using freshly squeezed orange juice is a must for this brunchgating cocktail.

Sunrise Kickoff Cocktail

Ingredients

  1. 1 ounce dark rum
    2 ounce fresh orange juice
    3 ounces Smirnoff Ice® Original
    Cranberry juice
    Orange garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail tumbler with ice, then measure and add the rum, which adds a tropical feel to the drink.
  2. Add the freshly squeezed orange juice and the Smirnoff Ice® Original, and then float the cranberry juice on top. Add a slice of orange as garnish, and you're ready for game time.

Morning Touchdown

Morning Touchdown

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Notes

Here's a drink that's light and effervescent and pairs with anything you're noshing — even potato chips.

Morning Touchdown Cocktail

Ingredients

  1. 1 ounce vodka
    2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
    Splash of Smirnoff Ice® Original
    Slice of fresh lime

Directions

  1. Measure and add the vodka to a Champagne glass, and then add the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Top the glass with Smirnoff Ice® Original, while slightly angling to keep the fizz, and then rim the glass with the slice of lime. Sip and enjoy!

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