Jan 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; General view of Super Bowl Boulevard for Super Bowl XLVIII at Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Angie Walton-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 48 cocktail ideas

Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner, so people are putting their final touches on their viewing parties. While most of the attention may focus on planning the perfect dip to put at the center of your snack table, you can never ignore the drinks.

If you are going to play a drinking game during the big game, you are going to need something to drink. But let’s leave the choice of beer up to you. Here, we have some of the best cocktail ideas that will spice up your evening.

Seattle Manhattan


When you think of Seattle, you think of the Seahawks and Starbucks. Add in the close proximity to this year’s to New York City, and it only makes sense to have a Seattle Manhattan which includes — you guessed it! — some coffee.

  • 2-3 ounces of top shelf whisky or bourbon
  • 1-2 ounces of coffee liqueur or espresso-infused vodka
  • 1/2 ounce to an ounce of Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce to an ounce of sweet Vermouth
  • a martini shaker and glass
  • a few espresso or coffee beans
  • ice



If you want to go into Beast Mode while you are drinking and enjoying the big game, you will need to take a page out of Marshawn Lynch’s book and enjoy some Skittles. Here, we go with the liquid variety.

  • 3 oz Captain Morgan® Original spiced rum
  • 3 oz Coca-Cola®
  • 1 can pineapple-starfruit juice concentrate
  • 1 can Minute Maid® berry punch

Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and Coca-Cola to a collins glass. In a seperate container, mix all of the pineapple starfruit concentrate and the berry punch together. Pour into the collins glass until full, stir, and serve. Garnish with a fruit of your choosing.

Colorado Bulldog

It would be a crime if we didn’t have at least one cocktail for each state, so this one is for the fine folks of Colorado.


  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • milk
  • 1 splash Cola
In a shaker mix Vodka, Kahlua, and milk. Pour into a rocks glass and add a splash of Coca-Cola.

The Bronco

Photo via WikiHow.com
Photo via WikiHow.com

It doesn’t take much thinking to figure out why this one should be at your party. With Blue Curacao and Orange soda included in the recipe, you can even keep the colors of your Broncos-themed party rolling.

  • 1 part Curacao, blue
  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 4 parts Orange Soda

Liquid Marijuana


Seattle and Denver are located in the only two states (Washington and Colorado) to have legalized recreational use of marijuana. If you want to celebrate that freedom, enjoy this choice of cocktail.

  • 1/2 oz Spiced rum
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz Melon liqueur
  • 12 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix
Put all measured ingredients in glass and fill the remainder with pineapple juice. Shake vigorously.

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