NFL Pre-season Kickoff - Aviation American Gin

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NFL Pre-season Kickoff

This Sunday is the kickoff of the 2014 NFL pre-season, aka, the start of one of the best seasons of the year. Do you know how we’ll be celebrating? Drinking great cocktails with close friends, in our favorite jerseys, of course. Whether you support Superbowl XLVIII champs, the Seattle Seahawks, the NY Giants, or any team in-between, the start of pre-season is definitely celebration worthy. We suggest you invite a few friends over for game day food and any of these pre-made, big-batch cocktails!

Have a happy NFL season!

Kick off your day with some celebration worthy, summery punch:

Cele-Berry Punch

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Ingredients
  • 12 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 4 oz Cointreau
  • 6 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 24 Blueberries
  • 24 Blackberries
  • 8 Strawberries
  • 4 oz Simple syrup
  • 16 oz Soda water
Preparation
  1. In a large container muddle the berries
  2. Add spirits and mixers (through simple syrup)
  3. Mix well with a large spoon and fine strain into a separate container
  4. Cover and cool
  5. When ready to serve, pour punch over large block of ice* and add soda water
  6. Garnish with mixed berries and mint
  7. *To make ice: freeze water in an appropriate size tupperware container 24 hours in advance

Serves 8

Or try this football inspired cocktail

Touchdown

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Photo by Patrick Ortiz

Ingredients
Preparation
  1. Mix gin and mixers in a large container
  2. Fill serving pitcher with ice
  3. Pour mixture into serving pitcher
  4. Garnish each individual cocktail with a large basil sprig

Serves 8

-Alex Hutchinson, Marketing Intern

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