Super Bowl 2015: New England Patriots themed cocktail ideas

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With everyone's favorite football-deflating, sideline-taping team headed to yet another Super Bowl, fans of the New England Patriots will have to gear up to show their support and rep their team despite being so steeped in controversy. And what better way to show your support than to take part in that most hallowed of Super Bowl traditions: drinking!

To help with your Super Bowl festivities this coming Sunday, we have curated a few New England Patriot themed cocktails that are sure to leave you and your guests thirsty for more (but not too much. Drink responsibly after all). You'll be able to leave a little class in your Super Bowl game, because who likes pounding back crappy light beers all day anyway?

A little treat for you because you're gonna want a drink no matter what team wins. Whether you're a fan of the team or not, there is one thing that can be agreed on: you'll love these cocktails.

(Remember, to properly enjoy these New England Patriot cocktails, exhale a good amount of air from your lungs before taking a sip)

#1. Boston Sidecar

This twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail uses rum along with the brandy and lime juice instead of lemon, which makes it a nice little cross between a Daiquiri and a Sidecar. New England has a storied history with rum. In fact, when our country was just being settled, rum was the biggest export coming out of New England, which makes the liquor a vital part of American history.

It's also a nice sour drink that's fun to make and easy to remember. So you can still keep making them even if you've already had a few!


3/4 ounce light rum
3/4 ounce brandy
3/4 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce lime juice


Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Also works on the rocks if you don't have a cocktail shaker.

#2. Cape Cod

Referring to the seaside town in Massachusetts, the Cape Cod - or the Cape Codder - is a delicious, fruity cocktail that is one of the more popular highballs in the cocktail world. On top of all that, it's laughably easy to make. It's essentially a Screwdriver but with cranberry juice instead. Delicious though!

The nice thing about the Cape Cod is that it's the base for a lot of other cocktails out there like the Sea Breeze or the Bay Breeze, so if you got a couple more ingredients lying around you can experiment and come up with something new! Great drink for a summer day, even better drink for watching your favorite team go at it at the Super Bowl.


3 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces vodka
Lime garnish


Mix the cranberry juice with the vodka and serve over ice in a highball glass. Or a red solo cup. We're not too picky here.

#3. Boston Cocktail

The Boston Cocktail is an older recipe but good nonetheless. There's a reason why we're still drinking a lot of cocktails that were made back when gangsters wore fedoras and pinstripe suits instead of gold chains and ill fitting t-shirts. From

A London dry gin and apricot brandy combine in the Boston Cocktail for a delightful little drink. The herbal aspects of the gin shine against the fruity sweetness of the brandy and grenadine, while the lemon balances everything out with a bit of tart. The finished flavor is a little more on the sweet side than some people may enjoy.

I'm not sure what a whole lot of that means but it sure makes for a delicious cocktail.


1 1/2 ounce dry gin
1 1/2 ounce apricot brandy
1/4 ounce grenadine
Juice of 1/2 a lemon


Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Like any of these other drinks, you can also just have it over ice and in whatever receptacle you have. Just resist the urge to pour it straight into your mouth.

#4. Boston Sour

In yet another prohibition era drink, this awesome take on the Whiskey Sour utilizes egg whites to give it its frothy texture. I know, I know. "But what about salmonella? Aren't raw eggs dangerous?" Well fear not, because the alcohol in the drink will kill any bacteria in the eggs that can cause you harm (according to a study I just made up). But really, if you make sure your properly storing your eggs in the fridge and don't leave them out for too long before mixing, there should be little to no risk of getting sick.

If you're daring though and have a little bit of time, you can really impress your party guests and your tastebuds with this novel drink. The egg whites give the drink a lovely fizzy and frothy zing to it, making it a great drink to enjoy during the game.


2 oz rye or bourbon
1 egg white
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Soda water


Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a collins glass. Fill the rest up with soda water and garnish it with a cherry and a dash of powdered sugar.

#5. The Absolut Pear-fect Season

What can I say? I'm a sucker for puns. Despite the delightfully cheesy name, this cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the New England Patriot especially if you're a fan fondly remembering their 2007 season when they went 19-0. Sure, that was nearly eight years ago now, but if you're like any of the Patriot fans I've encountered you STILL haven't shut up about it.

This colorful drink is one that begs to be served in a clear high ball glass in order to fully appreciate it's patriotic palette.


2 parts Absolut Pears Vodka
10 blueberries
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
1/4 part lemon juice
2 parts lemon lime soda
2 dashes peach bitters


First muddle the blueberries and sugar in a cocktail mixer. Add the Pears Vodka and lemon juice, shake and strain over ice in a highball glass. Add a couple of dashes of bitters and top with lemon lime soda. Garnish it with a few blueberries and viola! You have a delicious drink to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Week 1: Patriots at Dolphins, 33-20 loss
Record: 0-1

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Week 2: Patriots at Vikings, 30-7 win
Record: 1-1

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Week 3: Patriots vs Raiders, 16-9 win
Record: 2-1

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Week 4: Patriots at Chiefs, 41-14 loss
Record: 2-2

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Week 8: Patriots vs Bears, 51-23 win
Record: 6-2

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Week 9: Patriots vs Broncos, 43-21 win
Record: 7-2

Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Photo Credit: Jim Rogash, Getty Images

Week 10: Bye Week
Record: 7-2

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Week 11: Patriots at Colts, 42-20 win
Record: 8-2

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Photo Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty Images

Week 13: Patriots at Packers, 26-21 loss
Record: 9-3

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Week 17: Patriots vs Bills, 17-9 loss
Record: 12-4

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots runs against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Wild Card Playoff: Bye Week
Advance to Divisional Round

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AFC Divisional Round: Patriots vs Ravens, 35-31 win
Advance to Conference Championship

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AFC Championship: Patriots vs Colts, 45-7 win
Advance to Super Bowl XLIX

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