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Simple Ready to Serve Game Day Cocktails

Simple Ready to Serve Game Day Cocktails

What’s the best thing about football on Sundays? It’s just easy to enjoy. That’s why simply cracking a crisp, refreshing beer for the Big Game feels like second nature. No fuss, no complicated shopping list, and no reason to miss any of the action for anything but snacks or tossing a football with the kids. 

But this year’s big showdown might have you wanting to up your game to match the hype on the gridiron. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with 3 easy cocktails that you can serve from your DrinkTanks growler. Short on time without skimping on flavor, these drinks will have your friends thinking you’re moonlighting as a mixologist. 


Benchwarmer Bourbon-Infused Cider

  • 1-½ quarts apple cider
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • Peel of 1 orange, with as much pith removed as possible
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup bourbon

Pour cider into a large pot and heat on medium-high heat. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the diced apple, orange peel pieces, and cinnamon sticks. Let simmer for about an hour. Pour the bourbon into a DrinkTanks 64 oz Growler then strain the apple cider mixture into the growler about 15-30 minutes before serving. Pour into mugs like the DrinkTanks Craft Pint Cup and serve warm. Makes 6 - 8 servings.

Pro Tip: Make a batch before kickoff and it’ll still be hot and ready in your DrinkTanks Craft Growler when your pals come back inside from playing catch at halftime and need to warm up.

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Hail Mary Ginger Beer Margaritas

For Mixing

  • 12 ounces tequila
  • 8 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 24 ounces cold ginger beer
  • 4 ounces simple syrup

For Serving

  • Ice 
  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse salt for the rim

Pour tequila, lime juice, ginger beer, and simple syrup into a DrinkTanks Craft 64 oz Growler. Stir with a long wooden spoon to mix the ingredients together. Affix Keg Cap® CO2 Dispensing Kit onto growler. 

When ready to serve, line your glass rim with lime juice and then dip in salt. Fill glass with ice. Charge the growler using a CO2 cartridge by following the Keg Cap® instructions. Dispense margarita into prepared glass. Makes 8 servings.

Pro Tip: Make a batch of this in your DrinkTanks Travel Keg™ right before guests arrive so it’s on tap and ready to serve.

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Halftime Show Beer Punch

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 12 oz (1 can) ginger ale, cold
  • 2 - 12 oz Mexican Lager of your choice, cold (ex. Dos Equis, Modelo)

Pour pineapple juice into a DrinkTanks Craft 64 oz Growler. Then slowly pour in ginger ale and beers, avoiding foaming by pouring them slowly and down against the side of the growler rather than straight in. Give it a gentle stir with a long wooden spoon. Affix Keg Cap® CO2 Dispensing Kit onto growler. 

When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice and charge the growler using a CO2 cartridge by following the Keg Cap® instructions. Dispense into your glass and enjoy! Makes 6 servings.

Pro Tip: Yep, you guessed it! Pre-mix a batch of this spiked punch in your DrinkTanks Travel Keg™ so all you have to do is charge and dispense!

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