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Drinks for the Tailgate

Blacker & Tanner

This cocktail takes the classic Black & Tan—stout and pale ale—and cranks it up, blacker and tanner, with a double IPA and an imperial stout.

Fall Ginger Smash

This fall version of the Ginger Smash has been with us for years, but it truly came together with the addition of allspice dram, a highly bitter and aromatized liqueur.

Drambuie Caramel Apple Cider

You haven't had warm apple cider like this before.

Eve’s Black Heart

Similar to a Black Velvet, which is made with Guinness and Champagne, this beer cocktail has a double hit of apples from both hard cider and apple brandy.

Tequila-Grapefruit Cocktails

This cocktail is a riff on the classic combination of tequila and grapefruit soda known as a Paloma.

Irish Coffee Hot Chocolate

The classic combination of coffee and Irish whiskey makes this hot chocolate even more warming than usual.

Spicy Southwestern Bloody‑Mary

We like to add a shot of vodka, but for those who might not want such a strong drink, this is delicious “virgin” style, without the alcohol.

The Michelada

This beer cocktail is simple and delicious.

Stout Floats

An ice cream float made with beer may not be a new idea to craft beer fans and brew pub regulars, but it’s too good not to go mainstream.

Beefy Chelada Cocktails

There are many variations on the Chelada, or Mexican beer cocktail.

Homemade Apple Cider

Making your own apple cider is admittedly pretty labor-intensive, but it can be a fun weekend project.

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Vanilla and Chile

Mexican chocolate has a grainy texture because it is made with toasted ground cocoa beans, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.

Bourbon Hot Toddy

While a hot toddy can’t cure a cold or the flu—as it was thought to do when the drink was invented in the late 19th century—it sure can soothe the soul.

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