Saturday, February 03, 2007

Superbowl Cocktails

Having friends over for the big game? Here are a couple of cocktails to help you toast your favorite team! (recipes and images, courtesy of Smirnoff vodka)

The Victory Dance (for the Indianapolis Colts fan)
1.0 oz Smirnoff Vodka
.5 oz Blue Curacao (or triple sec)
.75 oz lemon juice

Shake well with ice and strain into cocktail glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Bear Claw (for the Chicago Bears fan)
1.5 oz Cuervo Oranjo (new flavored tequila with fresh orange extracts)
4 oz Soda water
2 oz Cranberry juice

Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with lime and orange.

And, for a sideline snack...

Royal Hot Wings (Serves 4)
(courtesy of Crown Royal)
1 jar (16oz.) of hot sauce
2 tablespoons horseradish
16 - 20 chicken wings
¼ cup of Crown Royal® whisky

Wash chicken wings and pat dry. Cut off and discard chicken wing tips; cut each wing in half at the joint. Preheat broiler to 400 degrees.

Line inside of broiler pan with foil to catch drips. Arrange chicken wings on broiler pan. Broil chicken wings about 6 inches from heat for 15 minutes, turning frequently to keep them from burning.

Combine hot sauce, horseradish with Crown Royal whisky. Bring to a boil. Brush wings with sauce; turn and brush the other side. Continue broiling and basting for 10 to 15 minutes longer, removing smaller, flatter pieces earlier as needed.

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