Whether you choose to watch your weekly football game in the comfort of your living room, or from the back of your car in the stadium parking lot, our friends at Seattle Magazine have rounded up 5 awesome drink recipes to compliment your game-watching party. A.J. Rathbun of Seattle Magazine writes:

One of the most important seasons is upon us: tailgating. I believe football has also started. I’ve never turned down a beer served from the bed of a pickup truck, but I think it’s not a bad idea to serve a beverage that’ll set your pre-stadium experience above the rest. With that in mind, here are five fan-tastic drink recipes for pre-game parties.

Football Punch
My favorite football-watching beverage, this can turn a run-of-the-mill pigskin wing-ding into a memorable evening. It’s easy to make, super tasty, and serves a bunch of fellow fans. Heck, I like it so much I made a Football Punch video. This recipe is from Dark Spirits and serves about 10: Fill a large punch bowl halfway full with ice cubes. Add a 750-milliliter bottle of dark rum, 10 ounces sweet vermouth, 5 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice, 5 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice, and 16 ounces apple juice. Stir with a pennant from your team of choice. Add two 25-1/2 ounce bottles sparkling apple cider, carefully, and then 2 apples cut into slices. Stir well. Serve in punch glasses, mugs, or little plastic footballs.

Check out the other cocktail concoctions over at Seattle Magazine…

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