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Written by Patti on February 4th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Whooo Hooo! It is Super Bowl Weekend! Second only to Christmas and the Academy Awards (Feb. 27, if you were wondering). The most fun time for everyone to get together, eat, drink and holler at the television.

Everyone is coming to our house this year and we have asked everyone to bring an appetizer to share and some booze. You need booze for a good Super Bowl party. Just ask Don Draper.

Or, you could ask our resident NYC party-girl-about-town, Esther, who is always coming up with the tastiest cocktails. This time they are hilariously named after players from both the Packers and the Steelers. Just in time for Sunday.

If you live in Georgia, please remember to buy your libations on Saturday. When are they going to lift these blue laws already?

Inspired by the Green Bay star-quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, this cocktail packs a Latin punch, using mixologist favorite Flor de Cana rum. Featuring liquid smoke, this cocktail’s smoky flavor is on fire, just like your favorite team!

Rodgers En Fuego
2.5 oz. Flor de Caña 7 year rum
.5 oz. Maple Syrup
2 Dashes Liquid Smoke
Baby corn
Salt rim of small rocks glass. Add Flor de Caña, maple syrup, and liquid smoke to shaker.
Strain over ice. Garnish with baby corn.

We all know that Green Bay’s Donald Driver is an acclaimed wide-receiver – and we can definitely count on him to catch the ball thrown by Rodgers! We’re loving this screwdriver, using Russian Standard Vodka, Russia’s number one premium vodka, adding a nice kick to show the other team who’s in charge! Mix-up a batch and let this cocktail is flow like Clay Matthews golden hair.

Donald Screwdriver
1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
3.5 oz orange juice
1 dash lemon juice
1 orange twist

In a highball glass, combine Russian Standard Vodka, orange juice, lemon juice and ice. Stir well and garnish with a twist of orange.

Celebrate yellow fever and of course, Polamalu’s outrageous hair, with a cocktail that could not be easier to make. The Polamalu Lemonade combines Lucid absinthe with fresh lemonade. A simple garnish of a slice of lemon really demonstrates your Pittsburgh alliance.

Polamalu Lemonade
1 oz. Lucid absinthe
3 oz. Fresh lemonade
Slice of lemon

In a tumbler, combine 1 oz Lucid absinthe, 3 oz of lemonade and ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Last but not least, toast the Steelers with a cocktail – straight from a copper mug!
This cocktail uses trendy ginger beer and is sure to be a winner!

Black & Yellow Mule
2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
5 oz. premium ginger beer
Wedge of lime
2 muddled blackberries
Candied ginger

Muddle two blackberries in a chilled Russian Standard copper mug or Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice and pour two ounces of Russian Standard Vodka. Add 5 ounces of ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with a squeezed wedge of lime and candied ginger.
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I don’t know about you, but I think I will be making some black and yellow mules at my house!

What’s shaking at your place for the weekend?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Hank Williams Jr. – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa says:

    Everyone remember it’s Sunday so plan ahead for your libation purchases!

  2. Patti says:

    Right! It certainly bears repeating, Darling! xoxo,P

  3. Kathy says:

    I wish you would have used this video instead:

  4. Patti says:

    Ooh, Kathy, that’s a good one. But since the Falcons aren’t playing…I’m just here for the commercials. LOL, xooxo,P

  5. Melanie says:

    I’m crashing!
    BTW I would like to have a little sippy of Aaron Rodgers…..:)

  6. Patti says:

    Melanie, you are sooo bad! LOL! xoxo, Patti

  7. Stitchfork says:

    Here in the ‘burgh, all things Steelers for this weekend! Liking your last two beverages the best!
    xo Cathy

  8. Patti says:

    Hi Cathy! Me, too! And I ADORE your site!! I adore anything monogrammed!! Love love love! xoxo, P