How to Plan Drinks For Your Tailgate Party
When organizing a tailgate party, the three main ingredients you need other than a tailgate are friends, food and drinks. You can keep it as easy as coolers with ice and beer, a full bar with a bartender or something in between. Follow the steps below to pick drinks for a tailgate party.
Step 1 - Examine the guest list and determine what the majority of your friends like to drink. You probably will not cover everyone's needs, but you can fill a cooler with soda and bottled water for those who do not drink liquor. If your group likes nothing but beer, you can stop with this step and fill coolers with ice and beer… all available at Brinkmann's, of course.
Step 2 - Make margaritas the easy way for a tailgate party. It is difficult to find electricity for a blender in the middle of a parking lot. Purchase a “drink bucket,” and then check out our receipes page. You can make these a couple days before the tailgate party and when it is time to go, transport them nestled in ice in a cooler. You simply pour out the concoction over ice and enjoy.
Step 3 - Host a wine tasting at your tailgate party. Assign different wines from different countries – such as a Shiraz from Chile – to each of your friends who are coming. If you are going to embrace this idea you may want to coordinate courses of food to go with certain wines.
Step 4 - Think "outside the box" on drinks for a tailgate party by offering mixed drinks. Choose three or four drinks that are enjoyed by most people and try your hand at being a mixologist. Offer drinks that use different liquors such as a vodka martini, gin and tonic, and a rum mojito. Come in and see the team at Brinkmann’s, we’ll hook you up with all the spirits you’ll need.
Step 5 (for those chilly days late in the season) – Warm everyone up at a tailgate party with hot coffee or hot chocolate. Air pump pots are a great way to transport and keep drinks hot. Offer marshmallows for the hot chocolate or a splash of Bailey's Irish Cream for the coffee.