Championship Cocktails – First Down
Pittsburgh Steelers fans can keep up the team spirit with these cocktails that fit the team image perfectly. For the team with strength of steel, the Steel Helmet is perfect it is short and on the rocks just like running back Rashard Mendenhall.
The Steel Helmet is essentially a White Russian with a float of Galliano liqueur on top.
1 ounce Grey Goose vodka
1 ounce coffee liqueur
milk or cream to fill
Build the vodka, coffee liqueur and milk or cream in an old-fashioned glass.
Float Galliano on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.
A Black & Gold is a super easy cocktail that makes a dramatic statement, both in taste and look.
2 ounces Blavod vodka
1 ounce Goldschlager
Pour the vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with Goldschlager.
Always a beer: The Pennsylvania brewery that produced Rolling Rock moved to New Jersey recently. But you can carry on the beloved tradition and raise a mug to the home team.
And on the opposing side of the field there’s the meat packing Green Bay Packers. Fans from the state boasting the oldest franchise in the NFL, are naturally proud of their gridiron history and lean more toward the traditional in terms of play style and drinks. Just take a look.
Speaking of tradition, it doesn’t get much more traditional than the Wisconsin Old Fashioned.
3 ounces brandy
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon sugar
dash of water
lemon peel for garnish
Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
Saturate the cube with the water and bitters.
Muddle these ingredients.
Fill the glass with ice cubes.
Add the brandy.
Garnish with a lemon peel.
Packer Punch, the name says it all.
10 ounces Midori Melon liqueur
5 ounces Grey Goose vodka
2 ounces orange Juice
Recipe Makes a large quantity. For individual servings decrease to 2 ounces Midori, 1 ounce vodka and a splash of OJ. Combine Midori and vodka first and then add in orange juice.