Just like every iconic sporting event has its signature cocktail, the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on February 11th, 2024, demands its own set of extraordinary drinks. As the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers, we’ve crafted unique cocktails inspired by the distinctive flavors of each team’s home city. Whether you’re cheering for the Chiefs, the 49ers, or just in it for the commercials, these cocktails are sure to elevate your Super Bowl experience.
Kansas City Horsefeather:
Originating in Lawrence, Kansas, the Horsefeather is a whiskey cocktail that has become a beloved staple in the Kansas City region. This 1990s classic, served in a highball glass, combines the robust flavors of rye whiskey or bourbon with the refreshing kick of ginger beer, complemented by the depth of Angostura bitters and a zesty finish of fresh lemon.
1. Add ice to your highball glass.
2. Pour in 1.5 ounces of Bluegrass Distillers (choose your favorite variety).
3. Add 4 ounces of ginger beer.
4. Incorporate 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
5. Finish with the squeeze of a fresh lemon or a lemon garnish.
6. Stir and Sip!
San Francisco Pisco Punch:
Transport yourself to the Gold Rush era with the San Francisco Pisco Punch, a delightful creation born in the heart of California during the 1849 Gold Rush. Named after the San Francisco 49ers, this cocktail features Pisco, a grape brandy originating from Peru. In order to put a Bluegrass Distillers twist on the cocktail we replaced the Pisco with our Midway Distilling Company Sauternes Cask Finished Rye Whiskey, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
1. In a shaker, combine 2 ounces of Midway Distilling Company Sauternes Cask Finished Rye Whiskey, 1 ounce pineapple juice, 1 ounce lime juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup.
2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
3. Strain the mixture into a lowball or whiskey glass.
4. Garnish with cherries and/or mint.
5. Enjoy the golden flavors of the West!
As you gear up for the Super Bowl LVIII showdown in Las Vegas, why not add a touch of mixology to your game day celebration? Whether you’re sipping on the Kansas City Horsefeather or the San Francisco Pisco Punch, these signature cocktails are bound to elevate your Super Bowl experience and add a dash of hometown spirit to the festivities. Cheers to a thrilling game and unforgettable sips!