There’s nothing better than sitting back at home watching a great football game with a drink in hand and good food to go with it. The good news is that football season is here and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this every weekend. Because every team needs the perfect combo, we have the food and drink pairings that will make you the real MVP this football season.
Margaritas by the Pitcher & Chips and Salsa
This make-ahead recipe will keep your guests happy while you enjoy the game uninterrupted.
1 Baja Golden Margarita
1 Large Pitcher or Beverage Dispenser
1 Large Bag of Ice
3 – 4 Limes
Fill the large pitcher or beverage dispenser with Baja Golden Margarita until 3/4 full. Fill the remaining portion with ice. Add a pinch of salt to the mixture and stir gently 3-4 times with a large spoon. Slice the limes into wedges and place in empty Margarita glasses. Place the pitcher and the empty Margarita glasses where your guests can serve themselves at any time.
Spicy Paloma & Nachos
For those looking to spice things up, this combo will satisfy everyone’s Mexican food cravings.
2 Basil Leaves
1 – 2 Jalapeños (Sliced)
1 Grapefruit Wedge
1/2 Lime (Juice)
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Silver Tequila
3 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Chilled Soda Water
Place basil, jalapeño slice(s) and grapefruit wedges in a cocktail shaker, and gently muddle to release oils and flavors. Add lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, grapefruit juice and ice. Cap the shaker, and shake until well chilled. Strain into a tumbler filled with ice, then top off with soda water. Stir to combine. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
(Source: www.kitchenkonfidence.com )
Apple Beermosas & Cheese and Crackers
An adult twist to these snacking staples.
12 oz. Beer Cider
12 oz. Apple Cider
1 Apple (Sliced)
Cut the apple into slices or chunks and drop them into the bottom of a pitcher.
Pour 1 beer over the apples, slowly. Try not to let the head build too much—the best approach is to tilt the pitcher and let the beer slide down the side into the bottom. Next, slowly pour the apple cider into the pitcher. Stir gently to mix well and serve!
(Source: www.tastefullyeclectic.com )