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Refreshing tailgate cocktails
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About this article

This article was originally published in the August/September 2016 issue of The Life-400 North, a publication of the Forsyth County News. To read the entire magazine, click here.

The months of August and September bring us some of the hottest days of the year, but they also bring us one of the things we love the most: football.

For some of us, the pre-game tailgating festivities are almost as fun as the game itself – and when your team has a rough game, the tailgating might be the best part of the day.

It’s hard to imagine tailgating without a cold beverage in your hand, and even though the adult beverage of choice is usually beer, you are sure to score points if you offer up an alternative. Here’s a simple-but-delicious alternative to beer, and two of them have the best of both worlds. Cheers!

The End Zone

12 ounces bourbon
36 ounces favorite light beer
12 ounces frozen lemonade

Combine in a pitcher and pour over ice. Garnish with lemon peel if desired. (Makes 6-8 Servings)

The Touchdown

4 ounces light rum
1 lime, peeled completely
(no white pith or peel)
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
2 cups ice

The Moscow Mule

1 ½ ounces vodka
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup ginger beer

Combine and pour over ice. Garnish with lime. (1 serving)