Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and if you're playing hostess, you likely have a lot on your plate (both figuratively and literally) when it comes to entertaining your guests. While beer is an easy choice to wash down snacks and keep friends satiated throughout the game, having a couple cocktail options in your arsenal will instantly upgrade your game-day gathering.
Cocktails don't have to be complicated to keep the party going in between touchdowns. We've rounded up three straightforward drink recipes that cater to every kind of cocktail craving. From margaritas with an extra-spicy kick to minty refreshments that are sure to please to a delicious mocktail option for non-drinkers, these cocktails promise to quench guests' thirst from kickoff to the final 10 seconds on the clock.
Keep scrolling to study up on these easy-to-make cocktails that are guaranteed to be winners on Super Bowl Sunday.
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita
Prep Time: 10 minutes. But you will need to let the batch chill for a few hours once you've combined.
Hero Ingredient: Jalapeños. While the grapefruit may seem like the star of the show, it's the jalapeños that give the drink its special spice.
Serving Tip: Instead of only salting the rim of this lively spin on the classic margarita, create a chili powder, sugar, and salt combo that will make your taste buds go wild while playing off the flavors of the drink.
All About That Pom Cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Hero Ingredient: Pomegranate. Upgrade your mojito experience with the unexpected addition of pomegranate to mingle with the mint.
Serving Tip: Serve in a tall Collins glass to show off the drink's rich pomegranate color, and top off with fresh mint leaves and a sugar rim.
Minty Green Kombucha Smash Mocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes.
Hero Ingredient: Kombucha. While this drink is lacking alcohol (besides the negligible amount kombucha carries), the kombucha flavor gives that extra punch and works synergistically with the pineapple, spinach, and apple, in the concoction.
Serving Tip: Garnish the fresh green (and refreshingly healthy) drink with mint stems.