Top 5 Cocktails for the 49ers Game

Wondering what cocktails to serve for such an early football game this weekend? We've got the top five brunch-themed cocktails to get your football party started.

A festive red brunch drink is the perfect way to cheer on the Niners.
A festive red brunch drink is the perfect way to cheer on the Niners.
By Laura Dudnick/Patch Staff

The 49ers game airs just after 10 a.m. on Sunday — which means football parties will be brunch parties this weekend. Woo! 

To help get your game on bright and early, Patch has compiled a list of the best brunch-themed cocktails.

Game details
NFL Second Round Playoffs
San Francisco 49ers (13-4) vs. Carolina Panthers (12-4)
Sunday, Jan. 12, 10:05 AM on FOX
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

And now for the cocktail recipes...

1. Bloody Mary

  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • Horseradish to taste (optional)
  • Celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish
  • Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish
  1. Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes.
  2. Stir well. If you feel like trying a fun mixing technique, try rolling this one.
  3. Add the seasonings to taste.
  4. Garnish with a lemon or lime and celery or pickle.

2. Melon Patch

  1. Pour the first three ingredients into a cocktail shakerwith ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Add the club soda.
  5. Garnish with the orange slice.

3. Greyhound

  1. Pour the ingredients into a collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.

4. Irish Coffee

  1. Pour the sugar then coffee into a warm Irish coffee glass, mug, or other heat-proof stemmed glass.
  2. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the Irish whiskey and stir again.
  4. Float the cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Do not stir again, instead drink the coffee through the cream.

5. Bellini

  1. Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly add the Champagne.


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