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It’s that time of year again — football is back! Time to brush off your old jersey and gear up for the big day. Whether rooting for your home team or getting in the school spirit, don’t forget to pack in these ingredients for some liquid luck and fun tailgating essentials.

Check out a few cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka, Tequila Avion, Crystal Head Vodka, Woodford Reserve, Seagram’s Vodka, Slow & Low Rock and Rye, Stella Rosa, Half-Seasand Novo Fogo Cachaça.

Eastciders Greyhound

1.5 oz Deep Eddy Vodka

3 oz Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider

0.5 oz lime juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

5 oz Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters

Slice of grapefruit

Directions: Fill glass with crushed ice. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and grapefruit bitters to glass. Top with Austin Eastciders Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Avión Michelada

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1 oz. Avión Silver

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

5–6 dashes of Mexican Hot Sauce (like Cholula)

¼ Agave Nectar

Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, shake all ingredients and strain into a beer glass with half salt rim and ice. Top with Mexican Lager beer and stir. Serve with the remainder of the beer on the side

I’m Into Ginger

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1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka

½ oz. premium orange liqueur

2 oz. cranberry juice

2 oz. ginger beer

Directions: Add Crystal Head, premium orange liqueur, cranberry juice and ginger beer to a tall glass filled with ice. Stir Gently.

Woodford Reserve Orange Mule

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2 oz. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select

1 oz. Gents Mule Cocktail Mix

5–6 dashes WR Orange Bitters

Ale-8-One Ginger Ale

Orange and Lime Wedge

Orange and Lime Twist

Directions:Fill a Mule Mug with ice. Pour Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, Gents Mule Mix and bitters over ice. Fill with Ale-8-One Ginger Ale. Squeeze over and drop in both the orange and lime wedges. Rim the glass with both orange and lime twists, then hang both twists on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!

Strawberry Screwdriver

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2 oz. Seagram’s Vodka

3 oz. orange juice

1 oz. lime juice

½ oz. strawberry simple syrup

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into your glass over fresh ice
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

Smokin’ Head Caesar

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2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka

5 oz. Clamato (Caesar) or tomato juice (Bloody Mary)

dash of Worcestershire sauce

dash of hot sauce

tiny dash of liquid smoke

garnish of your choice

Ingredients for rim garnish:

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp smoked paprika

Directions:

Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and dip into salt, pepper, and smoked paprika mix.

In a shaker half filled with ice, add in all ingredients and shake well. Strain into the pre-rimmed

glass filled with ice.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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