Super Bowl 50 cocktails: Broncos vs. Panthers
Which team are you rooting for to win Super Bowl 50? Cheer for the Carolina Panthers with a black-and-blue rum cola or for the Denver Broncos with an orange-and-blue layered vodka infusion.
These drinks are so colorful and festive they may just be the life of the party. They look their best when made just before serving.
And remember to put the straw in the glass with the ice before pouring in the colored layers, because the less the straw moves around, the longer the colors stay separated from each other.
Your guests will not only be wowed by these unique cocktails, but they'll also have fun guessing what they're made of.
Super Bowl cocktails recipe
Serves about 10 (5 servings of each color combination)
- 15 cups crushed ice (amount may vary depending on size of serving glasses)
- Orange soda (a 2-liter bottle should be more than enough)
- Air Heads Fruit Squeezers Blue Raspberry (2 6-packs of 6.75-ounce bottles or less, depending on size of serving glasses)
- 7-1/2 ounces vodka
- Coca-Cola (a 2-liter bottle should be more than enough)
- 1/8 teaspoon black icing color (amount may vary depending on size of serving glasses)
- 1 (32-ounce) bottle Gatorade Fierce, grape
- 1 (32-ounce) bottle Gatorade Thirst Quencher, cool blue
- 7-1/2 ounces rum
- Add the crushed ice to the serving glasses all the way to the tops of the glasses.
- Put the straws into the glasses, and pack the ice in tight. Add more crushed ice if needed.
- For the blue-and-orange drinks: Pour the Air Heads Fruit Squeezers Blue Raspberry over the ice until the glass is half full of the blue color. Add 1/2 of the vodka, and let it sit for a moment so all of the blue color goes to the bottom. Tilt the glass slightly, and slowly add the orange soda to fill the glass to the top. Slowly add the other 1/2 of the vodka.
- For the blue-and-black drinks: To a pitcher, add 1/2 of the grape Gatorade and 1/2 of the cool blue Gatorade, and stir. Pour the Gatorade mixture over the ice until the glass is half full of the blue color. Let it sit for a moment so all the blue color goes to the bottom. Make another batch if needed. To a large, clear glass measuring cup with a spout, add about 1/2 of the Coca-Cola, 1/2 of the black icing color and 1/2 of the rum, and stir. (Make this mixture in batches to avoid putting too much color in the soda. Use just enough color to darken the soda.) Tilt the glass slightly, and slowly add the cola mixture to fill the glass to the top. Make another batch if needed.
- Serve immediately.