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5 Game Day Cocktails For Your Next Tailgate Party

You and I know that having a few good “adult beverages” is an essential part of any tailgate party. There’s nothing like tasty game day cocktails to get everyone amped up for gridiron action…and trash talking. Of course you could serve old faithful –  beer. But, why not step it up a notch with one of these game day cocktails (or all of them) at your next tailgate party.



 

5 Tasty Game Day Cocktails

For Your Next Tailgate Party

 



 

#1 The Alabama Slammer

I roll with The Tide so of course, the Slammer is on my list. According to legend,  this colorful cocktail was first shaken at the University of Alabama in 1975. It’s also said to be the signature drink of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

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#2 Bourbon Slush

The Bourbon Slush is like an ICEE – for adults. The combination of brown liquor, black tea, and citrus juice is sweet and refreshing. However, I must warn you – this one packs a pretty potent punch.

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#3 Beer Punch

Why give your fellow tailgaters Bud Lime-o-Ritas when you can whip up a quick batch of this festive Beer Punch made with fresh fruit.

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Via Sunny Anderson/Food Network

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#4 Knock Me Out Punch

A perfect game day cocktail for the tequila lovers in your crew. Don’t let the name scare you – I’m pretty sure you’ll make it through all four quarters.

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via Will Drink For Travel

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#5 Classic Bloody Mary

A savory Bloody Mary is the perfect cocktail choice for a 11:00 am kick-off on any given Saturday in the Fall

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Image:Tim Nusog

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Cheers to a Winning Season!

ROLL TIDE!!

 

 

 

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Secrets to Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party

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This really is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s  time to eat, drink, be merry, and spend quality time with loved ones. However, you may feel like hosting a holiday party is a cruel punishment that will leave you stressed out and on edge. I’m here to tell you that hosting a holiday party can actually be a fun, stress-free experience – IF you follow these simple rules.

 

 

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Game Day Appetizers: Perfect Pre-Game Eats for Football Fans

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Finally, we’re getting a little break from the sweltering heat! The weather is getting a little cooler and there’s even a gentle breeze on some evenings. These are hints that my favorite time of year is here. Of course, I’m talking about football season! I was born and raised here in Alabama where football is a way of life – especially college football. We’re fanatical about “our team.”  People schedule life events like vacations, weddings, and probably even the birth of children around the college football schedule. Every Saturday for the next few months, will consist of family, friends, football and FOOD.  Just in time for kickoff of the SEC football season, I’m sharing a few simple, but tasty Game Day appetizers for your tailgate party.

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Crowd Pleasing Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for everyone -but for different reasons. For kids, it’s making their list for Santa and waking up early Christmas morning to unwrap their new toys. For adults, it’s festive holiday parties. We get to re-connect with co-workers, family and friends, indulge in delicious food — and a few cocktails. Signature Christmas cocktails add an extra dash of holiday cheer to your festivities. The perfect cocktail can turn your holiday party  or family get-together from “blah” to festive and unforgettable. Check out these delicious, crowd-pleasing Christmas cocktails

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Christmas Songs That Will Cure the Bah Humbugs

Christmas Songs

There’s something pretty amazing about Christmas songs and their ability to instantly lift your spirits. Like the times when i’m annoyed by the holiday shopping traffic and on the verge of hurling expletives at the car in front of me. Then “Gee Whiz (It’s Christmas)” or “This Christmas” comes on the radio. And just like that I’m singing along and the traffic jam’s not so bad. That is the precise reason why I love Christmas music — it somehow manages to cure even the worse cases of the bah humbugs.  Do you know a Scrooge that may need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit? Are you that Scrooge? Add 10 of my favorite Christmas songs to your iPod.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers That Look and Taste Good

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If you’re anything like my mom, preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a way to show your family how much you love them. My mom makes my favorites dishes as well as my brother’s. This often results in tons of leftovers and a mountain of tin foiled styrofoam plates. Because I seize every opportunity to make any and every thing just a little prettier, Thanksgiving leftovers are no exception. I’ve discovered a way to send your guests home with Thanksgiving leftovers that look good and taste good.

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Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back

Hostess Gifts

Most people that know me would describe me as a “modern woman.” I own every Apple product, I’m a Google-holic, I do all of my holiday shopping via Amazon and most times, i’d rather text than talk on the phone. However, i’m still an old-fashioned Southern girl in many ways. I believe in proper table manners (ELBOWS OFF THE TABLE!), I still hand write thank you notes, and I think social grace and etiquette is a must. If you’re planning  to visit friends or family for the weekend or you plan to attend any holiday parties, don’t show up empty-handed. A small gift is the perfect way to thank your hostess for the invite and their hospitality. Check out these unique hostess gifts that will get you invited back.

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