Although a Texas team didn't make it to the championships, many Texans are still excited for the big game. With the 49ers and Chiefs officially finding their way to the 2024 National Football Championship, it is time to start planning those game-day parties.

Alongside the classic snacks that will be served, like wings, dips, and more, no party is complete without appropriately themed drinks. So, here are 10 football-related drinks that would be perfect to serve during the big game on February 11th, 2024.

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Gold Rusher

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Fernet-Branca
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce ginger solution
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until chilled, strain into glass with ice, garnish with a sprig of mint.

Tailgate Tea 

  • 1 gallon (16 cups) Red Diamond Sweet Tea
  • 1 liter (4.2 cups) bourbon
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Combine ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with lemon, orange, and pineapple slices.

Pick 6 

  • 1 – 1 1/2 oz whiskey
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lemonade)
  • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup
  • 2-4 oz ginger beer
  • Shake every ingredient but ginger beer with ice, strain into a glass with ice, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Kansas City Ice Water 

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 oz. lemon-lime soda pop
  • Combine ingredients in a glass with ice and garnish with a lime peel.

Football Fizz 

  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 c. ginger ale
  • 3 oz. Crown Royal
  • Rim glass with sugar and combine the ingredients in glass with ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

49er Kiss: Created by John Bailey ‘94

  • 1 oz Apple Pucker
  • 3/4 oz Malibu Rum
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until chilled, strain into glass with ice, garnish with two cherries.

Run It Back 

  • 2 oz cranberry cocktail juice
  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 0.5 oz triple sec or other orange flavored liqueur
  • splash of grenadine syrup
  • squeeze of a lemon wedge
  • Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Chief Mahomes 

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 5 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Shake ingredients with ice and strain into glass with ice. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

Tiki Touchdown

  • 1 oz El yucateco green chile habanero sauce
  • 3 oz Lime juice
  • 3 oz Cream de coconut
  • 24 oz Pineapple juice
  • 3 oz Curacao, Orange
  • 9 oz Rum, Dark
  • Combine ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher and serve over ice. Garnish with cherries.

Hail Mary

  • 4 oz Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • dash Tabasco Sauce
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Black Pepper
  • pinch Celery Salt
  • Shake ingredients with ice and strain in glass with ice. Garnish with celery and a lemon wedge.

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