Thursday, March 21, 2019

I’d be lying if I didn’t say my favorite thing about football season is the weekly football party. There is nothing I like more than spending a lazy Sunday chowing down on delicious party food and throwing back some cold drinks. Oh, and watching the games of course.

Most people when they think of Sunday Fundays and tailgating parties, they automatically think of beer. But not this girl! I think pretty party drinks and cocktails. Sure, I can throw back some Coors Light or Mich Ultra from time to time but nothing makes me happier than a fun fruity cocktail! Especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon or Monday night!

So I present to you, all my pink Cosmo loving ladies and gents, 32 NFL Team Inspired Cocktails!

Now, before I lose all the manly men who hide their pink drinks in red plastic cups, not all the drinks in this recipe guide are pinky and frou-frouy. There are some hard core whiskey and brandy drinks. And some cocktails are even beer based! But each cocktail is a guaranteed wow factor for any football party. Each drink is designed to represent the city, mascot or colors of your favorite NFL Team!  It’s never too early to start planning for the biggest party day of the year.

Oh, and if you like these and are looking for Super Bowl XLVI Recipes for the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, well we have those over: Giants here! and Patriots Here!

If you are planning a big game party, we also have a whole bunch party suggestions from yummy dip recipes and pre-game snacks, to some special football themed cocktails and  17 Unique Chicken Wing Recipes.


32 NFL Team Inspired Cocktails (click on any team name to jump to the cocktail recipe later in the post!)

Atlanta Falcons The Scarlett O’Hara & The Rhett Butler
Arizona cardinals Arizona Sunrise, Arizona Buttkicker, The Desert SandStorm
Baltimore Ravens The Ravens
Buffalo Bills The BDubbz Cure
Carolina Panthers Carolina Iced Tea
Chicago Bears Da Bears-tini
Cincinatti Bengals The Cin-cinatti
Cleveland Browns Blood Orange & Brown or Choco-covered Oranges
Dallas Cowboys The Cowboy Cocktail and Bring it on 6: Don’t Mess with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Denver Broncos The Mile High City
Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions Paw and Guiness Sangria
Green Bay Packers Old Fashioned Wisconsin
Houstan Texans The Longhorn or Texas Tea
Indianapolis Colts The Colt 45 Cocktail
Jacksonville Jaguars
Teal Squeal
Kansas City Chiefs
KC Ice Water
Miami Dolphins
Miami Mojito
Minnesota Vikings
Purple Viking or Screaming Viking
New England Patriots
Cranberry Almond Kicker
New Orleans Saints
The Storm of the Century
New York Jets
The Big Apple-Tini
New York Giants
Even Ladies Get the Red White and Blues, Jolly Red Giants
Oakland Raiders
Brewski Sangria
Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagle, Cacktus Jack,  The Clover Club
Pittsburgh Steelers
Black & Gold, Pittsburgh Sunset
San Fransisco 49ers
The  Bay Bomber &  The Golden Gate
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Seabreeze
St Louis Rams
The Missouri Jackass
Seattle Seahawks
The Emerald City
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Fuzzy Pirate or The Angry Pirate
Tennessee Titans
Lynchburg Lemonade or Redneck Margarita
Washington Redskins
The Washington Apple and The Cherry Blossom


Arizona Cardinals


Arizona Sunrise

* 1 1/2 oz 1800 Tequila
* 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice
* 4 oz orange juice
* Grenadine

1. Pour grenadine over chilled glass–(if using glass with ice, make sure some settles at bottom of glass)
2. Add tequila, orange juice, and lime juice into shaker with ice & shake thoroughly.
3. Pour over ice and grenadine. Pretty!

Arizona Buttkicker

ok I’m not saying this sounds the most delicious, I just thought the name was hysterical. Especially when I read the ingredients.

* 1 oz strawberry wine
* 1 oz grapefruit soda

because anyone that’s ever drank a lot of strawberry wine knows it will totally kick your butt!

Desert SandStorm

thai cosmo

*  Thai chile-infused vodka **try Absolut Peppar Vodka or if you have two weeks you can make your own!
* Cranberry juice
* Splashes of lime
* Splash of pineapple juices

**I did find this other site that gives a little more info: Thai Cosmo Recipe


Atlanta Falcons:
The Scarlett O’hara
* 2 oz Southern Comfort
* dash of lime juice
* cranberry juice
* lime wedge for garnish
The Rhett Butler
* 2 oz Southern Comfort
* 1/2 oz orange curacao
* 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
* 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
* lemon twist for garnish


Baltimore Ravensthe raven cocktail

The Raven is a dark and mysterious cocktail that I’ve adapted from other recipes. I like this one because it contains ingredients that are more common in bars than those found in other Ravens. The key to this drink is the layer which is rather easy to obtain in this mix as the blue shaken mix is much lighter than the Chambord and they rarely break the layers unless stirred.

* 1 oz vodka
* 1 oz rum
* 1 oz blue curacao
* 1/2 oz Chambord


1. Pour the vodka, rum and blue curacao into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
3. Slowly pour the Chambord over the back of a bar spoon so it floats on top.


Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Wild Wings (BDubbz) Cure
*  2 cups ice cubes
* 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
* 10 tablespoons (5 ounces) light lager, such as Miller High Life
* 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) fresh lemon juice
* 5 (1-inch) pieces peeled fresh ginger cut into thin matchsticks


Carolina Pantherscarolina iced tea
Carolina Sweet Tea
Sweet Tea Vodka:
1/2 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
1/2 Water
Twist of Lemon
Few sprigs of mint (optional)

John Daly:
1/2 Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
1/2 Lemonade
Lemon garnish

Or, if you can’t find Firefly try this recipe:

*  1 1/2   parts Southern Comfort®
* 1  part spiced rum
* 1  part peach schnapps
* 1/2  part vodka
* fill with iced tea
* Highball glass


Chicago BearsDa Bears-Tini

Da Bears-tini

2 parts Kahlúa
1 part Tequila Tezón

Shake in a shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an
orange twist.


Cincinatti Bengals

The Cincinnati
–half beer
–half soda water


Cleveland Browns

cleveland orange and brown cocktailchocolate orange martini

Blood Orange and Brown Sugar
2 shots of blood orange vodka
1 blood orange
1/2 shot lime juice
2 cubes brown sugar
2 diced pieces candied ginger

Muddle the blood orange with the vodka, lime juice and brown sugar. Shake with coarse ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a twist of blood orange and diced ginger.

Chocolate Covered oranges

* 2 oz. Gold rum
* ½ oz. Cointreau
* ½ oz. Godiva Liqueur
* Orange twist for garnish


Dallas Cowboys

Cowboy Cocktail
*  3 fresh mint leaves
* Crushed ice
* 1/2 lime, juiced
* 1 shot tequila blanco
* 1 bottle beer (recommended: Corona)
* Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Directions: Place mint leaves in bottom of highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add lime juice, stir, then add the tequila and beer. Garnish with mint sprig.

Bring in on 6: Don’t Mess With The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

(also known as: All my Ex’s live in Texas Kool-Aid by Miss Charming)
• Half pony the Brandy
• Half pony the Sherry
• Pony the Tequila Rose
• Pony the Strawberry Flavored Vodka
• Fill with sweet-n-sour & cranberry juice
• Strawberry garnish
• Texas size tall cool glass

** pony = an ounce, so half a pony is half an ounce.

They say everything in Texas is big and this drink is no exception. Rustle up a Texas-sized glass of ice and pour in all the ex’s, Brandy, Sherry, and Tequila Rose. Now add the Strawberry Vodka, sweet-n-sour and cranberry juice and stir it up good cowboy. Garnish with a summertime strawberry, stick in a big straw and let your taste buds sample those ex’s one more time.


Denver Broncos

lychee midori cocktail

The Mile High
Muddle the lime wedges and sugar, add ice, and the liquer. Shake and serve on ice.


* 1 part Lychee liqueur
* 1 part Midori® melon liqueur
* 2 Lime wedge
* 2 Sugar


Detroit Lionsguiness sangria

The Lions Paw

* 1 fluid ounce Southern Comfort liqueur
* 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
* 1 fluid ounce raspberry wine
1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake the Southern Comfort liqueur, pineapple juice, and raspberry wine until well blended. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a slice of fruit.

The Guiness Sangria

One of the many unique drink items available at the Detroit Pub is Guinness Sangria. This drink mixes the dark brewed beer with a ruby port wine and is topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg. It has a sweet, rich, almost coffee-like taste to it.


Green Bay Packersold fashioned wisconsin

Old Fashioned Wisconsin
* 3 oz brandy
* 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
* 1 tsp sugar
* dash of water
* lemon peel for garnish


1. Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
2. Saturate the cube with the water and bitters.
3. Muddle these ingredients.
4. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
5. Add the brandy.
6. Stir well.
7. Garnish with a lemon peel.


Houston Texansicead tea bunch

Texas Tea Punch

* 2 oz tequila
* 2 oz rum
* 2 oz vodka
* 2 oz gin
* 2 oz bourbon
* 2 oz triple sec
* 2 oz sweet and sour mix
* cola

Longhorn Tea
1.  Ice
2. 3/4 ounce reposado tequila
3. 3/4 ounce light rum
4. 3/4 ounce vodka
5. 3/4 ounce triple sec
6. 2 ounces fresh orange juice
7. 1 ounce fresh lime juice
8. 1 ounce Simple Syrup
9. 1» teaspoons grenadine
10. 1 lime wheel
Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the tequila, light rum, vodka and triple sec to the pint glass and stir well. Add the fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice and Simple Syrup and stir again. Top the cocktail with the grenadine and garnish with the lime wheel.


Indianapolis Colts

Colt 45 Cocktail
1.0 oz  Gin
2.0 oz Jagermeister
5.0 oz Red Bull


Jacksonville Jaguarteal squeal

Teal Squeal
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup Blue Curacao liqueur
2 cups ice
1/2 cup pineapples

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend well. Serve in highball glass. Garnish with pineapple.


Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Ice Water
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz vodka
1/2 oz lime juice
7-Up® soda

Pour gin, vodka and lime juice over ice in a highball glass. Fill with 7-up, and serve.


Miami Dolphins

The Miami Mojitomojitos

1.25 oz Captain Morgan® Original spiced rum
12 mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
0.5 oz lime juice
2 oz soda

Place mint leaves in bottom of glass. Add crushed ice, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, sugar, and lime juice, and muddle. Add soda water and garnish with mint leaves.


Minnesota Vikings

viking martiniscreaming viking

Purple Viking
1 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz blueberry liqueur
1 oz sloe gin
1 splash lime juice
1 splash sweet and sour mix
1 splash 7-Up® soda

screaming viking:
2 oz vodka
– 1 oz dry vermouth
– 1 oz lime juice
– 1 celery stalk
– 1 spear cucumber


New England Patriotscranberry almond kiss

Cranberry Almond Kicker
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup amaretto
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice*
Ice cubes
Clementines, peeled, separated into segments (optional)

1. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in pitcher.
2. Cover and chill until ready to serve. It can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.
3. To make 2 drinks, fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in scant 1 cup vodka mixture.
4. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 Martini glasses. Garnish each with clementine segment, if desired. Repeat 3 times with ice cubes, remaining vodka mixture, and clementine segments.

Makes 8 cocktails.

*I used 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice because I liked the tartness it added to the cocktail.


New Orleans Saints
storm of the century
hurricane storm of the century drink

* 1 cup ice cubes
* 1 fluid ounce light rum
* 1 fluid ounce dark rum
* 1 fluid ounce coconut rum
* 1 fluid ounce vodka
* 1 fluid ounce gin
* 1 fluid ounce Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
* 1 fluid ounce triple sec liqueur
* 3 fluid ounces orange juice
* orange slices for garnish (optional)
* maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)


1. Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Add light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, raspberry liqueur, triple sec and orange juice. Shake gently, and garnish with orange slices and a cherry, if desired. Beverage will be about the color of a pink grapefruit.


New York Jets


Big Apple Tini

1 oz Smirnoff® Green Apple Twist vodka
1 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1 oz sweet and sour mix

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and serve.


New York Giants

even ladies get the red, white and blues

blueberry cobbler NY Giants drink

1.  1/4 cup fresh blueberries
2. 1 small lime wedge
3. 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
4. 1 1/2 ounces gin
5. Ice
6. 2 ounces chilled club soda
n a cocktail shaker, muddle 15 of the blueberries with the lime wedge and sugar. Add the gin and ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice, top with the club soda and garnish with the remaining blueberries.

jolly red giants cocktail
The Absolut Jolly New York Giants

2 part(s) Absolut Ruby Red Vodka – (more)
1/2 part(s) Lemon Juice – (more)
1/2 part(s) Maraska Maraschino Liqueur – (more)
1/4 oz. Pomegranate Juice – (more)

Shake and strain into a martini glass over a brandied cherry, or over ice into a rocks glass.


Oakland Raidersbrewski sangria2

brewski sangria
2 Bartlett pears, peeled and chopped
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Four 12-ounce bottles lager, chilled
1 cup triple sec
2 Bosc pears, sliced, for garnish
1.  In a food processor, combine the Bartlett pears with 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and process to a puree.
2. Slowly pour the beer into a pitcher. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of lemon juice, the triple sec and the pear puree. Fill pint glasses halfway with ice. Add the sangria and garnish with the Bosc pear slices.


Philadelphia Eagles

Now, both of these drinks sound a tad bid…. disgusting. They involve egg whites. But that is a huge Philly tradition, apparently. That creates a light frothy foam on the top of the drink that locals swear by. But just in case you aren’t all for the raw egg thing, I threw in a  bright green fun drink instead!


clover club cocktail

the eagle
* 1 1/2 oz gin
* 3/4 oz creme de violette
* 1 oz lemon
* 1 tsp sugar
* 1 egg white


1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a wine glass.

clover club/pink lady
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce grenadine (4 dashes)
Juice of 1/2 medium lemon (1 to 2 tablespoons)
1 large raw egg white

Cacktus Jack – explosively fruitycacktus jack


* 1 shot Tequila
* 0.75 shot De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
* 1.25 shots orange juice
* 1 shot pineapple juice
* 0.5 shot lemon juice

Glass : Martini


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Black & Goldblack_martini_gold

* 2 oz Blavod vodka (aka black vodka.)
* 1 oz Goldschlager (cinnamon liquor with gold flakes!)

1. Pour the Blavod into ice filled shaker and shake it good.
2. Strain into a chilled glass
3. Top with Goldschlager so the flakes float all around! Sparkly!

Stay tuned for great Super Bowl snacks!

Pittsburgh Sunrise

  • 4 oz vodka
  • 8 oz Sprite soda
  • 4 oz peach & papaya juice


San Fransisco 49erscucumber honeydew cocktail

The Bay Bomber )
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar.
2 tablespoons ground fennel seeds

1 lime wedge
8 ounces gin
2 cups chilled chopped peeled cucumber
2 cups chilled chopped honeydew melon
6 ounces fresh lemon juice
1 cup honey
5 cups ice
Cucumber wheels and honeydew melon balls, for garnish

  • Make the sweet fennel salt: In a medium bowl, mix the kosher salt, sugar and ground fennel seeds.
  • Make the cocktail: Moisten half of the outer rim of 6 chilled white wine glasses with the lime wedge and coat lightly with the sweet fennel salt.
  • In a blender, combine all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes and blend until smooth. Pour the drink into the glasses. Garnish the drinks with the cucumber wheels and honeydew melon balls.

The Golden Gate (also known as absolut la la land)

absolute la la landABSOLUT® Los Angeles is a unique and innovative blend of flavors, just like the city itself. The aromatic
blend of Acai, Acerola, Pomegranate, and Blueberry, is a nod to the city’s trendy, environmentally forward,
and health-conscious ideals. Like all ABSOLUT® Flavors, it is made with 100% natural ingredients, so try some
of these delicious recipes and be one of the few who get to experience ABSOLUT® Los Angeles first-hand.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Los Angeles Vodka
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice – (more)
  • 1 oz. Lemon Lime Soda – (more)
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate Juice – (more)


San Diego Chargerssan diego seabreeze
san diego sea breeze
1.0 tsp  Blackberry Liqueur
0.5 part Orange juice
0.5 part Pineapple Juice
1.0 oz  Vodka
0.5 oz Blueberry Schnapps
0.5 oz Raspberry Schnapps


St Louis Rams

beer limeade
missouri jackass

* 12 oz Beer
* 6 oz Light Rum
* 6 oz Frozen Limeade Concentrate


Seattle Seahawksemerald city

The Emerald City
8 oz Malibu® coconut rum
4 oz Midori® melon liqueur
4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 splash sweet and sour mix
1 splash Sprite® soda

Pour into an ice filled hurricane glass.


Tampa Bay Buccanneers

fuzzy pirate cocktailangry pirate cocktail

Fuzzy Pirate
*  1 1/2 oz. Rum, light
* 1 1/2 oz. Schnapps, peach
* 3 oz. Orange Juice
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass over crushed ice. Also makes a great frozen drink when blended like a frozen daiquiri. Can also use flavored rums like mango, orange, or anything fruity.

angry pirate
– 1/2 oz peach schnapps
– 1/2 oz coconut rum (malibu)
– 1/2 oz blue hawaiian schnapps
– 1/2 oz melon liqueur (midori, melloni…)
– 1 oz apple juice
– 1 splash chilled soda (7-up, sprite)


Tennessee Titanslynchburg lemonade

lynchburgh lemonade
1 part Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee whiskey
1 part sweet and sour mix
1 part triple sec
4 parts Sprite® soda

redneck margarita
1 oz Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee whiskey
1/2 oz triple sec
fill with margarita mix

Salt the rim of a large rocks glass and fill with ice. Pour in the whiskey, triple sec and margarita mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.


Washington Redskinswashington apple

washington apple
* 1 oz Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
* 1 oz sour apple schnapp
* 1 oz cranberry juic
* apple slice for garnis

The Cherry Blossom
– 2 oz Brandy
– 1/2 oz Cherry Brandy
– 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
– 1 oz Triple Sec
– 1 oz Grenadine
– Garnish: Cherry
– Glass : Cocktail Glass

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.


About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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9 Responses

  1. John Elway Said,

    If it ain’t orange, it ain’t DENVER BRONCOS!

    Posted on September 16th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

  2. Stiletto Jen Said,

    haha true enough! I’ll have to look for a second recipe to go with the Mile High one!

    Posted on September 17th, 2010 at 11:01 am

  3. Michelle Said,

    This is fabulous!! Do you have suggestions for team names Sharks or Storm???

    Posted on August 10th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  4. Michelle Conger Said,

    This is fabulous! Any ideas for martinis of teams called Sharks or Storm?? 🙂

    Posted on August 10th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  5. Stiletto Jen Said,

    Well there is the Dark N Stormy:

    and the Perfect Storm, which is a little sweeter:

    there is also a Blue Shark Martini:

    and this one sounds yummy: Shark Attack:

    Here is a picture of a serving idea, using a lemon wedge as a Shark fin sticking out of the glass

    hope that helps!

    Posted on September 11th, 2011 at 9:56 am

  6. James Said,

    This is one cool article! These drinks will have to be incorporated into the weekly football parties now!

    Posted on September 30th, 2012 at 3:44 am

  7. Roxy Said,

    I hear you….Bronco fans bleed orange not green…………the drink has nothing to do with the BRONCOS, Denver or the Mile High City.

    Posted on September 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

  8. Parker Said,

    Wow, this is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! These drinks are awesome! I’m having a giant football party this weekend with all my coworkers and friends at DISH, and these are perfect! To really put my party above the rest, I’m going to have multiple TVs. With my Hopper, I can have three TVs hooked up, one to each tuner, that will allow us to watch three different games at the same time in full HD! There are at least three games I know we’ll watch, because I actually have fans from four of the six teams in those three games playing. What better way to rev things up than give everyone a drink named specifically for their team? Again, THANK YOU! This is going to be so awesome!

    Posted on November 2nd, 2012 at 7:26 am

  9. Stiletto Jen Said,

    Learn How to get rid off stuffy nose for more

    Posted on September 16th, 2018 at 8:45 pm

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