Football Party Cocktails with Iconic Cocktails (Recipes Included!)
September 1, 2016
Confession time: we're suckers for good branding. When perusing the aisles in the wine shop, we gravitate towards the cool labels. We can't help it! And when choosing our beer, if the label is fun or interesting, we try it. And when we mix up cocktails, we'll spend a little extra on a great mixer if the branding is spot on. It just happens! But make no mistake, we don't stick with ANY beverage if it's not delicious. That's where we get all practical on you. Who cares if it's pretty...if it's not yummy, it's dead to us.
So why are we sharing this info with you? Because we want you to trust us when we tell you that Iconic Cocktail Co. mixers are the real deal. Yes, we dig their branding, but the TASTE? Oh mama.
Were you stressing about your football party cocktails plan? Done (and you're welcome!).
Iconic Cocktail Co. has a basic method for using their mixers that any lush, we mean, any bartender, can remember: 2oz spirit, 1 oz Iconic mixer, 1/2 oz tart (citrus, vinegar, shrub, etc.)
2 oz tequila (we used Casa Amigos because...George Clooney) 1 oz Kaffir Lime Tonic
1/2 oz lime juice Splash of Club Soda
1 lime wheel
-Rim glass with lime juice & dip in coarse salt
-Fill a shaker with ice, tequila, Kaffir Lime Tonic and Lime Juice (if you don't have a shaker, a mason jar with a lid works great!)
-Shake it up
-Pour over some fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel
Mix together in a fancy schmancy glass and sip away!
4 more Football Party Cocktails to try using Iconic Cocktail Co. mixers:
Spiked and Spiced Latte (hot or iced) using Spiced Honey: 1oz Spiced Honey 2oz Bailey's, Kahlua, favorite coffee cream liquor 4oz cold (or hot) coffee -Pour all into a coffee mug for a hot coffee -Or Pour all over ice for an iced coffee
Sunday Shandy using Ginga Syrup: 1oz Ginga Syrup 1/2oz lemon juice 4oz Local light beer, we like using Four Peaks Sunbru -Add Ginga and Lemon juice to pint glass. -top off with Beer
Porch Swing (non-alcoholic) using Kaffir Lime Tonic: 2oz Kaffir Lime Tonic 1oz Lime Juice 6oz of Sparkling Water Fresh Mint -Combine Kaffir Lime Tonic and Lime juice in wine glass with ice -Clap mint between hands to release the oils and drop into the glass -Top with sparkling water (spike it with a light spirit if you wish or use a sparkling wine instead of sparkling water!)
Peach Bellini using Pichuberry Peach Sour (*seasonal flavor- limited quantities available!): 2oz of Pichuberry Peach 6oz Sparkling Wine -Add Pichuberry Peach in a flute -Slowly pour sparkling wine -Garnish with Pichuberries if accessible!
About Iconic Cocktail Co. : ICONIC’S LINE OF MIXERS ARE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE YOUR NEXT CRAFT COCKTAIL…WITHOUT A LOT OF WORK. BY FOLLOWING THE SIMPLE METHOD OF 2 OUNCES OF SPIRIT, 1 OUNCE OF ICONIC MIXER, AND 1/2 OUNCE OF TART (SOME TYPE OF CITRUS OR VINEGAR), YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ELEVATED COCKTAIL. THE SIMPLE METHOD ONLY STARTS THERE. DEPENDING ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND INSPIRATION, OUR MIXERS ARE MADE FOR YOU TO BE CREATIVE. Read more about the company and founders here.