7 Clutch Big Game Cocktails

Elevate your Big Game party with a selection of cocktails that go great with any season. We’ve curated a mix of drinks featuring popular spirits like Crown Royal, Smirnoff vodka, and Captain Morgan rum.

Batch Cocktails for Easy Hosting

In the throes of gridiron battle, you’re not going to want to mix someone a drink right as halftime is winding down. Trust me. Here are some cocktails you can batch and prepare ahead of time for a seamless hosting experience during the game.

Manhattans by the Pitcher

A sophisticated addition to any football gathering, without any work doing refills during the heat of the game. Manhattans instantly class up the place.



Stir the Crown Royal, vermouth, and bitters together and strain into a pitcher and refrigerate. Serve with ice, cherries, and orange twists.

Check out a similar recipe right on Crown Royal’s website. Or, click here for a list of what to mix with Crown Royal.

Super Sunday Punch

This punch is as vibrant and exciting as the game itself. And who doesn’t love a bowl of punch?



Mix all the ingredients in a large punch bowl, add ice, and garnish with citrus slices.

Big Game Punch

A festive and flavorful punch. Set it down and watch football arguments erupt around it. That’s how you know you’re doing it right.



Mix all the liquids in a punch bowl and serve over ice, garnished with lime slices.

Crowd-Pleasing Cocktails

If you’re having a small get-together or love playing bartender, here are some great cocktail ideas to accompany the biggest game of the year.

Hot Toddies (or serve them cold)

Whether served hot or cold, the hot toddy offers a bit of peace on a hectic game day.


  • 2 parts Crown Royal whiskey
  • 1 part honey
  • 4 parts hot water (or cold sparkling water for the cold version)
  • Lemon wedge and cinnamon stick for garnish


Combine whiskey and honey, add hot (or cold) water, and garnish with a lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.

The Benchwarmer

Every year, some of the best players don’t get to perform due to injuries. Sip on this one if your favorite player is on the sidelines.


  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • A dash of orange bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish


Stir bourbon, vermouth, and bitters with ice, strain into a glass, and garnish with orange peel.

Captain Morgan and Cola (or Ginger Ale)

A timeless and effortless combination, featuring the distinct flavor of Captain Morgan.



Combine rum and cola or ginger ale in a glass with ice, garnish with a lime wedge.

Rum Rita

A twist on the classic margarita, this cocktail is perfect for a team whose offense is built on a strong run game. Rum team, run!



Rim the glass with salt, shake rum, triple sec, and lime juice with ice, then strain into the glass.


With these cocktail options, your Big Game party is bound to be as memorable as the competition (and commercials). Enjoy the festivities and remember to celebrate responsibly.

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