It’s finally here, it’s Superbowl Sunday and the Green Bay Packers are ready to stare down those terrible towels of the Steelers and bring back the Vince Lombardi Trophy (hmmm… is it obvious which side we are cheering for – whispers “Go Pack Go!). Seriously, there’s nothing more awesome than seeing two working class towns battle for one of the biggest prize in sports.
Superbowl Sunday means Superbowl parties; so bring on the hot wings, the giant bowls of cheetos, salsa & chips and that heart-clogging seven layer dip.
Big Game Party Tips
But any true party pro will tell you (and we are pros here at Madtini Labs), the secrets of surviving the big game are don’t peak too early, have fun in moderation and make sure you make it home safe and sound after. That means having a designated driver, take transit or cab or even sleep over.
Friends take care of friends, even though your friend Doug (real name withheld due to court proceedings) wore his pants on his head last year and streaked around your Cul de Sac screaming “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?” after New Orleans won last year.
On to 2011
Over the past week we’ve seen dozens of drinks designed for the Big Game published on blogs and websites throughout the interverse. Out of all of these, we chose these two cocktails from Hornitos as our ‘Official Madtini Big Game Cocktails’. (BTW: It would be great if LCBO stocked these two products, so we didn’t have to rely on the cross-border shopping of friends of Madtini)
Go Pittsburgh! The Steel Curtain
- 2 oz Hornitos™ Plata Tequila
- 4 oz your favorite beer (we used Corona)
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda
Mis the ingreidents in a large glass with ice. Garnish with two lime wedges and just to be fancy a lime zest twist. Serve and enjoy with your Terrible Towel.
Go Green Bay! The Old Fashioned Cheesehead
- 2 oz Hornitos™ Añejo Tequila
- 3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Agave nectar to taste (we went with a tablespoon)
Add the agave nectar and bitters to an old-fashioned glass and mix. Add ice, the Tequila and stir well. FIrnish off with a healthy wedge of old cheddar cheese (Wisconsin cheese if you can find it)