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It’s show time! Game Day Cocktails and Bites for Friends Sport Time

No matter what team you’ll be rooting for, we’ve got you covered with the best boozy cocktails and delicious apps to enjoy from start to finish. If you’re an Eagles fan, Slow & Low Whiskey is made in Philly after all! Easy to make at home or tote with you to a friend’s football shin dig, these are the perfect drinks and bites for the big game.

Topsy Turvy (by Jeremy Oertel)
This cocktail features a liqueur made from real coffee so you can finish the game with as much energy as you started.
2 oz Carpano Antica Formula
1 oz Lock Stock & Barrel Rye 18 Year
1 tsp. Borghetti Coffee Liqueur
1 dash Mole Bitters
Method: Stir, Strain
Glass: Nick & Nora
Garnish: Orange Twist

Pats City
2 oz Templeton Rye 6 Year
.5 oz Fernet-Branca
1 bar spoon Coffee Syrup
3 dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
Method: Stir & strain into a large rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Slow & Low Rock and Rye 100ml Cans ($4.99 per can): The Slow and Low 100ml can is the next step in the evolution. Cooper Spirits took a proper 84 proof bar cocktail using a historic recipe and is not only introducing it in a different vessel, the can, but is doing so in a portable, convenient and novel size. Perfect for your outdoor pursuits, from camping to BBQs to sporting events, tailgates and concerts, the 100ml can is versatile and makes for just the right sized packaging.

Half-Time Show (Greg Mayer of Academia in Austin, TX)
This cocktail features a MVP Vodka, launched by two former football pros, and is a lively drink to enjoy during the always-entertaining halftime show.
1.5 oz MVP Lemonberry Vodka
.75 oz Lemon juice
.25 oz Real cranberry juice
.50 oz Aperol
.50 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 Mint leaves
Method: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin and shake vigorously until properly diluted. Strain the cocktail using a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer into a coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.

Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha ($3.99 per can): Novo Fogo, a USDA-certified distillery that produces organic cachaças from fresh sugarcane, is highlighting the national spirit of Brazil in an accessible way by introducing the first ever Sparkling Caipirinha in a can. It’s fresh, natural, flavorful, and carbonated, making the world’s most popular cocktail by consumption sparkle and shine in a way that is easy to enjoy.

Smoky Eagle
2 oz Crystal Head AURORA
4 oz Lemonade
3 oz Fever Tree ginger beer
Smoked orange wedges
Method: Add Crystal Head AURORA, lemonade, and smoked orange wedges into a shaker with ice.  Shake very well then pour into a tall glass

Half-Seas Cocktail Cans ($16-20 per 4-Pack): Half-Seas offers elevated versions of the canned cocktail, available in Daiquiri, Paloma and Bramble. These all-natural, effervescent cans are as stylish as they are delicious.

Fire and Rye– Avila’s El Ranchito (Laguna Beach, CA)
1 ½ oz Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Whiskey
2 pressed Jalapeños
2 oz pink lemonade
Splash soda water
Lemon twist garnish

Adult Milkshake (Péché in Austin, TX)
This adult milkshake is a rich and creamy with warm, spiced notes and is a perfect post-game treat to celebrate a win or comfort you through a loss.
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 oz banana liqueur
.5 oz Zaya Rum
Method: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend. Pour into glass and garnish with cinnamon.

Canned Cocktails (available at select retailers nationwide)
Not looking to whip up cocktails on the fly? Save your energy for sweating it out over the game and chill these canned cocktails.  Easy, tasty, and arguably better than beer (for some!) These cocktails in a can are sure to keep the fun going and are easy to dance with during that Half Time show!!

Stella Rosa Aluminum Singles, $4.99 –  Our new 8.5 oz aluminum single-serves serve the purpose for wine anytime, they’re easy to carry, easy to pack, easy to drink, look stylish, can go anywhere with you and you’re going to love them!  Find them at your local retailers or come by our winery to have a taste and pick up a case.  Find location and hours at SanAntonioWinery.com.  Stella Rosa aluminum single-serve wine comes in our most popular flavors, Black and Platinum and Pink!

Easy apps to keep your guests happy all game long:

Guacamole from La Loncheria (www.loncheriabk.com; Brooklyn, NY)
Chef/owner Danny Mena just opened La Loncheria, a casual Mexican luncheonette in Brooklyn offers a super simple recipe for guacamole that your friends will rave over at your Big Game gathering.
Guacamole:
2 Chile serranos (seeded and deveined)
1/2 onion
Cilantro chopped fine
2 roma tomatoes chopped fine
Juice of 1 big lime or 2 small limes
2 tbsp of salt
8 avocados
Directions:In a food processor, mix chilies and onion until to a fine texture. Then, in a large bowl

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July 24th: Happy National Tequila Day

These days there seems to be a “National Day” for just about everything. This one, in particular, is one of my favorites. Today is National Tequila Day! Many may ask why does tequila need  its own day. Well, I am here to help! Not only does tequila offer the best health benefits of any alcohol, it is always a good night when I drink tequila.

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You know what they say, “a shot of tequila a day keeps the doctor away!”

Here’s a Yummy margarita recipe from food.com to help you celebrate National Tequila day with us here at HeyDoYou:

  • 2 oz of white tequila
  • 1/2 oz of triple sec
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh pomegranate juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish with lime

Margarita with lime

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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Pineapple Rum Punch

Looking for a quick, refreshing summer drink recipe? Here’s one of my favorite this summer: Pineapple Rum Punch! This drink is perfect for a large party or for hanging out by the pool all summer long. The inspiration behind this drink developed during my spring break  trip to the Dominican Republic. I had a similar cocktail all week around and I found this delicious recipe on Pinterest. I liked this version better! Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think.

 

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  • 3 cups Ginger Ale
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Malibu rum
  • Fresh pineapple chunks

Recipe credits: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/pineapple-punch

 

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Halloween Inspired Cocktails

Who said adults can’t enjoy Halloween too? Here are three Halloween inspired to cocktails to “treat” you and your friends!

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Halloween Sangria 

  • 1 Bottle of VOGA Italia Red Fusion
  • 1 cup whole black grapes
  • 1 cup whole green grapes
  • 2 oranges, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 (12 ounce) can club soda
  • Colored sugar, for rimming glasses

 

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Vampire Blood

  • 4 cups of rum
  • 2 cups VOGA Italia Red Wine
  • The peel of three lemons
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 blood orange sliced into thin disks
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • freshly grated nutmeg

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Pumpkin Spice Margarita 

  • The juice of 1/2 a lime, plus a wedge and a wheel for garnish
    Kosher salt, for the rim
  • 2 ounces Jose Cuervo white tequila
  • 2 ounces pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
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NYFW: Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re behind the stage, sitting front row, or reading updates online, sip in style during the trendiest week of the year with these Fashion Week inspired cocktail recipes from VOGA Italia and SPARKLING ICE.
Pretty in Pink
Ingredients
  • 3 oz.  Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
  • 1 ½ oz.  vodka
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Sliced fresh jalapeño
  • Chili salt for rim of glass (Kosher salt mixed with chili powder)
 
Directions
  • Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture.
  • Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker.
  • Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
  • Top with Grapefruit Sparkling ICE.
  • Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices.
Haute Couture
    
Ingredients:
·         1 oz Vodka
·         3 oz VOGA Pinot Grigio
·         1 oz. Cranberry or pomegranate juice
·         Fresh berries (for garnish)
Directions:
·         Pour VOGA Pinot Grigio and vodka into chilled martini glass
·         Top with cranberry or pomegranate juice
·         Garnish with fresh berries
Little Black Dress
Ingredients:
·         4 oz VOGA Merlot
·         3 oz. Coca-Cola
·         Lemon/lime (for garnish)
Directions:
·         Pour VOGA Merlot, then Coca-Cola over ice
·         Garnish with lemon or lime slices around the rim of the glass
Flirty Fashionista
Ingredients:
  • 3 oz. Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE
  • 2 oz. VOGA Prosecco
  • Sliced white peaches for garnish 
 
Directions:
  • Pour VOGA Prosecco, then Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE over ice
  • Garnish with sliced peaches, raspberry and basil
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CANADA Day Cocktails Partida Tequila

Made from 100% blue agave grown in the heart of the Tequila Valley, Partida Tequila is an award-winning Tequila. Old traditions strengthened by new techniques, Partida captures the natural sweetness, flavors, and aromas of agave in their Tequilas.

SpicyWatermelonFresca

SPICY WATERMELON FRESCA

  • 1 ½ oz Partida Blanco
  • ¾ oz Cointreau
  • 4 to 5 Pieces Watermelon
  • 2 Strips Jalapeno (cut from top to bottom of jalapeno)

Muddle the watermelon and jalapeno in a mixing glass. Add other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

ThePaloma

THE PALOMA

  • 2 oz Partida Blanco
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of salt (small)
  • Squirt Mexican Soda or Jarritos Grapefruit Soda

Build ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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