Thirsty Thursdays: Built for GameDay and the Weekend

Thirsty Thursdays: Built for GameDay and the Weekend

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There’s perhaps no better way to kickstart the weekend than by indulging in Thirsty Thursday! It’s the perfect way to wind down with friends or with the game on TV. Whether you’re into whiskey, a wine enthusiast, or have your favorite beer, there’s something out there for everyone to indulge in. Fortunately, we have you covered!

1. Classic Cocktails:

Gin and Tonic:

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz gin
    • 4 oz tonic water
    • Lime wedge for garnish
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
    2. Pour the gin over the ice.
    3. Top with tonic water and gently stir.
    4. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Whiskey Sour:

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz whiskey
    • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz simple syrup
    • Lemon twist for garnish
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
    2. Add whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
    3. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
    4. Garnish with a lemon twist and savor the tangy goodness.

2. Craft Beer Selections:

Hazy IPA:

  • Ingredients:
    • 12 oz hazy IPA beer
    • Orange slice for garnish (optional)
  • Instructions:
    1. Chill a glass in the freezer for a few minutes.
    2. Pour the hazy IPA into the chilled glass.
    3. Garnish with an orange slice if desired.
    4. Sip and revel in the fruity and hoppy flavors of this beloved brew.

Belgian Tripel:

  • Ingredients:
    • 12 oz Belgian Tripel beer
    • Cherry for garnish (optional)
  • Instructions:
    1. Select a goblet or tulip glass for serving.
    2. Pour the Belgian Tripel into the glass.
    3. Garnish with a cherry for a touch of sweetness.
    4. Take a sip and appreciate the complex and spicy notes of this Belgian delight.

3. Wine Varieties:


  • Ingredients:
    • 1 bottle red wine (such as Tempranillo or Merlot)
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 orange, sliced
    • 1 lemon, sliced
    • 1 lime, sliced
    • 1 apple, diced
    • 1 cup club soda
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, brandy, and sugar.
    2. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
    3. Add the sliced orange, lemon, lime, and diced apple.
    4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
    5. Just before serving, stir in the club soda.
    6. Serve over ice and enjoy the fruity and refreshing Sangria.

4. Creative Concoctions:

Pineapple Coconut Mojito:

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz white rum
    • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
    • 6 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
    • 1/2 oz lime juice
    • Club soda
    • Pineapple wedge and mint sprig for garnish
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    1. In a glass, muddle the diced pineapple and mint leaves.
    2. Add the rum, coconut cream, and lime juice.
    3. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
    4. Top with club soda and stir gently.
    5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and mint sprig.
    6. Sip and transport yourself to a tropical paradise with each refreshing sip.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita:

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz tequila
    • 1/2 oz triple sec
    • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
    • 3 slices cucumber
    • 2 slices jalapeno (seeds removed)
    • Salt for rimming
    • Cucumber slice and jalapeno slice for garnish
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    1. Rim a glass with salt by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it into salt.
    2. In a shaker, muddle the cucumber slices and jalapeno slices.
    3. Add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice to the shaker.
    4. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously.
    5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice.
    6. Garnish with a cucumber slice and jalapeno slice.
    7. Savor the refreshing and spicy kick of this unique margarita twist.

Whether you’re celebrating the start of the weekend with yourself, friends, or at the game, these drinks will definitely be a crowd pleaser! Cheers to you and the weekend!