This Sunday, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants face off in Super Bowl XLVI. And for some sports fans, that means only one thing: Super Bowl 2012 drinking games.
News sites and blogs such as the Houston Chronicle, The Wordslinger, and SportsPickle all offer their own takes on the ultimate Super Bowl 2012 drinking game, from shots for every excessive-celebration penalty to drinks that correspond with Kelly Clarkson's rendition of the U.S. national anthem.
But what about the drinks you'll be having during the Super Bowl game? Below, check out our seven Super Bowl drink recipes, put together after hours of scouring the Internet and -- ahem -- testing the first batches.
From beer cocktails like the Black Velvet to Hail Mary shooters and post-game margaritas, try out some of the best drinks for Super Bowl XVLI on Sunday.
1. The MVP Cocktail
- 1/2 oz. rum
- 1/2 oz. vodka
- Pineapple juice
Shake rum, vodka, and juice over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.
2. The Blitz Cocktail
- 1-1/2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. Lillet Rouge (aperitif wine)
- 1 oz. Curacao orange liqueur
- Splash orange bitters
Add ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well until blended. Strain over ice.
3. The Black Velvet
- 1 part Prosecco (sparkling wine)
- 1 part Guinness
Pour into chilled glass and serve.
4. The Hail Mary Shooter
- 1-1/4 oz. pepper vodka
- 5 dashes Tabasco sauce
- Splash tomato juice
Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into shot glasses and take repeatedly throughout inevitable questionable fourth-quarter calls.
5. The Postgame Margarita
- 1 part tequila
- 3 parts margarita mix
- 1/2 cup or more crushed ice
Either whip in blender for a frozen margarita or simply combine in glass to have a margarita on the rocks. Rim glass with salt and garnish with a slice of lime.
6. The Flaming Shooter
- 1 cup beer
- 1 oz. amaretto
- 1/4 oz. 151-proof rum
Fill pint glass half full of beer. Pour amaretto into shot glass. Carefully pour rum on top of amaretto, so that rum is floating on top. Light the shot on fire by touching it with open flame. Drop the lit shot into the glass of beer and slam.
7. The Strip And Go Naked Punch Bowl
- 30 cans or bottles light beer (Keystone Light is recommended)
- 1-3/4 liters vodka
- 2 6-oz. cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
In a four-to-five-gallon drink dispenser, combine light beer, vodka, and lemonade. Stir gently to mix lemonade, put lid on dispenser, and serve.
Recipes courtesy of AllRecipes.com, BevMo! and Public House at The Venetian.