Red-and-Brown-Superbowl-Cocktails We read on the interwebs that there was some kind of game or something on Sunday. Here at Red & Brown HQ this year's Super Bowl party theme is simplicity. Past themes have included New Orleans (complete with shrimp and grits, Sazeracs, and Hurricanes), Chicago (including hot dogs dragged through the garden), and Chinese New Year (with dan dan nachos, spicy Asian chicken dip, tangerine sticky ribs, and Chinese Five Spice old fashioned's). This year's theme is "don't spend the entire football game in the kitchen," so without further ado here are 24 two-ingredient recipes to keep you glued to the game.

 

Spirits

Gin [or] Vodka Martini: 2 1/4 ounces liquor of choice, 3/4 ounce dry vermouth, stir, serve in a martini glass or coupe glass.

Gin [or] Vodka and Tonic: 2 ounces liquor of choice,  4 ounces soda water, stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Scotch [or] Campari [or] Vodka Soda: 2 ounces liquor of choice,  4 ounces soda water, stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Rum and Coke: 2 ounces spiced rum, 4 ounces Coca Cola,  stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Whiskey and Coke: 2 ounces whiskey (we like bourbon), 4 ounces Coca Cola,  stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

The Infield: 2 ounces bourbon, 4 ounces Cheerwine, stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice

Whiskey Ginger: 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey, 4 ounces ginger ale,  stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Rusty Nail: 2 ounces scotch, 1/2 ounce Drambuie, stir and serve in a rocks glass over ice

Gimlet: 2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce Rose's Lime Juice, shake and serve in a martini glass or coupe glass.

Paloma: 2 ounces tequila blanco, 4 ounces grapefruit soda, stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Greyhound: 2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces grapefruit soda, stir gently and serve in a highball glass or rocks glass with ice.

Black Russian: 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce Kahlua, stir and serve in a rocks glass with ice.

 

Beer

Shandy: 8 ounces beer (lighter pilsners and lagers work well here), 2-4 ounces lemonade or other fruit juice (flavor to taste), stir gently and serve in a pint glass.

Snakebite: equal parts beer and hard cider, serve in a pint glass.

Black Velvet: equal parts Guiness and hard cider, serve in a pint glass.

Black and Tan: equal parts stout and lager, serve in a pint glass.

 

Sparkling Wine

Bellini: equal parts sparkling wine and white peach juice (or another fruit juice of choice), stir gently and serve in a champagne flute or coupe glass.

Mimosa: equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice, stir gently and serve in a champagne flute or coupe glass.

Champagne and St. Germaine: 5 ounces sparkling wine, 1/2 ounce St. Germain, stir gently and serve in a champagne flute or coupe glass.

Death in the Afternoon: 1 1/2 ounces absinthe, 4 1/4 ounces sparkling wine, stir gently and serve in a coupe glass or champagne flute.

 

Hot Drinks

Mexican Coffee: 2 ounces tequila (we prefer reposado or añejo), 6 ounces coffee, stir and serve in a mug.

Irish Coffee: 2 ounces Irish whiskey, 6 ounces coffee, stir and serve in a mug.

Kentucky Coffee: 2 ounces bourbon, 6 ounces coffee, stir and serve in a mug.

Spiked Cider: 2 ounces of whiskey, rum, or applejack, 6 ounces hot apple cider, stir and serve in a mug.

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