Sportsmaggedon Booze Lineup

From “Sportsmaggedon,” to “Sportstacular Saturday,” next weekend is being touted as one of the best lineups in the history of sports.

From the Mayweather-Pacquiao “Fight of the Century,” to the Derby’s “Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports,” to NHL & NBA playoff action, there’s no lack of on-court excitement. But wait – there’s more. Chelsea is set to square off against Manchester City or Tottenham for their fourth straight title, the Yankees and the Bo Sox will do battle and the NFL draft will turn college stars into guaranteed millionaires.


With that much action on the tube, the only thing sports fans will need more than an extra set of eyeballs is a wide arrange of cocktails to keep them cheering all weekend along. Whether they’re taking a shot to celebrate a boxing TKO, sipping on a rum cocktail to relax after a stressful finish or enjoying a little whisky as the ponies cross the line, drinks will definitely be in order.

To give our readers some modern options for all of the above, please see below for drink recommendations featuring new products and old favorites alike.

Up for taking the fourth quarter shot?

With your focus glued on the action, let’s keep your drink options simple yet delicious. Peligroso Silver Tequila is made from 100% Blue Weber Agave and not only a full body tequila, but full of adventure. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, you can try this is the no-hassle celebration method: The Peli Rita Back Shot.


The Peli Rita Back Shot

1oz. chilled Peligroso® Silver tequila in a shot glass

1oz. chilled margarita mix in a shot glass (mix = .5 oz orange liquer, .5 oz fresh lime juice)

Take the shot of Peligroso® Silver Tequila. Follow with the shot of fresh margarita mix.

Peligroso_Rita Back

Need a little post game relaxation?

Sports are full of crazy finishes – that’s what makes them great.  But after a buzzer beater, back stretch takeover or penalty shootout, a cold rum drink is perfect for a little post game R&R.


The Loconut

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum

Pineapple juice to top

Build in a tall glass combining all ingredients over ice.  Top with a grapefruit slice for an extra tropical feel!


Celebrating a hard fought victory?

While our favorite athletes may be popping locker room champagne or sipping juleps this weekend, there’s no better way to celebrate a victory from the comfort of our own homes than with a whisky fit for a king.  So check out this Regal rift for an easy-to-mix Saturday sip.


Crownberry Apple

1.5oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple

4oz. Cranberry Juice

Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with apple wedge.




– Zack Nobinger
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