21st September 2007

My Favorite Time of Year…

The rapid approach of the fall season means one thing… The sports gods are smiling down upon us… As the baseball season comes to a close (with the postseason just around the corner)we are blessed with the good fortune of the start of a new College and Pro Football Season… There is nothing better!  So what does this mean for the average sports fan?  Tailgates… Lots and lots of tailgates! Of course this is only true if you are lucky enough to get to a game, however, in this day and age, do you really need to GET to the game… I don’t see any reason why you can’t have just as much fun drinking and BBQ’ing in your back yard with the game on the big screen… With HDTV and the following recipe’s, you can’t NOT have a good time!


1 oz tequila
1 oz
1 oz
1 oz
1 oz
1 oz sour mix
A Splash of tonic water


In a large shaker half filled with ice combine all ingredients except tonic water. Strain into four shot glasses. Top with tonic water. Can be enjoyed like straight tequila shots except use a lick of sugar instead of salt, swallow shooter then suck lime. (Makes four 1 1/2-ounce servings)

False Start:

4 oz apple cider
2 oz bourbon
1 oz apple brandy
1/2 lemon


In a shaker filled with cracked ice, squeeze juice of lemon.  Shake well with cider and spirits.  Strain into two rocks glasses filled with ice cubes. (Makes two 4-oz servings)

First and Ten:

3 oz gin
2 oz
orange juice
2 oz
pineapple juice
2 oz
grapefruit juice
2 oz
cranberry juice
2 oz
lemon juice
2 oz
lime juice
dash grenadine 
splash soda water or seltzer
Top off with dark rum

Combine all fruit juices in a large shaker half filled with ice.  Strain into two Collins Glasses filled with ice.  Top with grenadine, soda, water, and rum. (Makes two 9-oz servings).

Above are just a few of the recipe’s I’ve had the pleasure of trying out myself, however the complete list can be found here – Tailgate Recipe’s.

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