Sunday, March 24, 2019

Week 3 of the NFL is just about to kick off and I don’t know about ya’ll, but I am ready for some really awesome football food!

I wanted to give you a sneak peek into my Football Recipe Guide by giving you signature cocktails and burger recipes for some of today’s key matchups. If your Game of the Week is not listed today, leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll send you the recipe for your team! Enjoy!

Stay tuned for more recipe guides and the fabulous Football Season Survival Guide, coming soon!

1:00 Matchups

Detroit  vs. Chicago

My Pick: Chicago. Only because my friend Mike would disown me if I picked against his team. But since Detroit has finally won a game, I’m secretly rooting for them to make it to the Super Bowl.

Detroit Lionsguiness sangria

The Drink:

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.

The Burger:

Motor City Black & Blue BBQ Burgers
The Coney Burgers


Chicago BearsDa Bears-Tini

The Drink:

Da Bear-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.

The Burger:

Da Bears Deep Dish PizzaBurger:


Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

Baltimore Ravens

the raven cocktailMy Pick: Patriots. Tough call for me since I actually like the Ravens a little but being considering I have a sign in my kitchen that says “I Love New England” (the place, not the team), I suppose I better stick to it!

The Drink:

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.

The Burger:

Charm City Crab Burger: **I don’t have an actual recipe for this. I say, either buy some yummy crab cakes or whip up your own batch. Then stick them in between some gourmet bread with some spicy aioli sauce and voila!

New England Patriotscranberry almond kiss

The Drink:

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.

The Burger:

The Best Burger Ever (Sam Adams Edition)


4:00 Matchups

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

My Pick: I know I’m going to regret this, but let’s go with Miami.

Buffalo Bills

The Drink:

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

The Burger:

Buffalo Burgers with Smokey Red Pepper Sauce


Miami Dolphins

The Drink:

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.

The Burger:

The Miami Cuban Burger


Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos

My Pick: Dallas.

The Drink:

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.

Find the biggest glass you can find (remember, this is a Texas themed drink!) Pour in the  Brandy, Sherry, and Tequila Rose. Then  add the Strawberry Vodka, sweet-n-sour and cranberry juice and shake it like a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader!

The Burger:

The Dallas Burger


Denver Broncos

The Drink:

lychee midori cocktail

The Mile High


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

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

The Burger:

Mile High Burgers


The Late Game: San Diego Chargers & Pittsburgh Steelers

My Pick: Chargers. Still angry at the Steelers for the whole Super Bowl thing last season.

San Diego Chargerssan diego seabreeze

The Drink:
san diego sea breeze
use:       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

The Burger:

The Cali Burger


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Drink:

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!

Pittsburgh Sunrise

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

The Burger

The Pittsburgh Panini
The Roethlis-burger:


Monday Night Football:

My Pick: Tough, tough call. Brett Favre against the team who scorned him. Except I’m kinda tired of the whole Favre madness. Leave already or don’t. You are good, but you ain’t the Michael Jordan of football. But, I shall go with the Vikings.

Green Bay Packers

The Drink:old fashioned wisconsin

old fashioned brandy 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.

The Burger:

Green Bay Beer Cheese Brat Burgers:


Minnesota Vikings

The Drink:

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

The Burger

The Viking Burger:,1725,144168-255197,00.html

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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2 Responses

  1. Trinket Said,

    Come on! Can’t you give us a drink recipes by the pitcher? I don’t know about you, but I want to watch the game, not make drinks – one at a time! So please, PLEASE! Give us some recipes for pitchers full of libation!

    Posted on February 5th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  2. Stiletto Jen Said,

    great suggestion!
    all of these could be made pitcher sizes too! just make a big giant batch of them and stir them up!

    Posted on February 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

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