Whiskey Cocktails Perfect for Every Tailgate

The ideal recipes for any kickoff time

Football season is upon us, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of tailgating. Since games have varied kickoff times — which dictate the setting, food and especially beverages of choice — we picked three easy-to-make whiskey cocktails that can be enjoyed regardless of when the opening whistle blows.

 

EARLY

Kentucky Sunrise

0.5 part grenadine
1 part Jim Beam Bourbon
3 parts orange juice
Orange slice


Directions: Pour Jim Beam Bourbon and orange juice over ice in a tall highball glass. Float the grenadine. Garnish with an orange slice.

 

 

AFTERNOON

Templeton Lemonade

2 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey 
0.5 oz. Triple Sec 
Lemonade 
Splash lemon lime soda 
1/2 lemon 

 

Directions: In a mixing glass, squeeze juice from half a lemon and add spirits. Next, add ice, lemonade and splash of lemon lime soda. Cover with mixing tin and shake once to incorporate. Garnish with lemon.

 

 

EVENING

Single Barrel Old Fashioned

6 parts Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
1 part simple syrup
4 dashes Angostura bitters
Orange peel
1 maraschino cherry

 

Directions: Muddle orange peel, cherry, simple syrup and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice and stir in part of the Single Barrel until it dilutes. Keep adding Single Barrel and ice. Garnish with orange peel and cherry (optional).

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