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Thermos-Friendly Cocktail Recipes for Tailgating

‘A tailgate is a tailgate is a tailgate’ goes the famous saying... Unless of course, you’ve packed a thermos full of your favorite cocktail!

Then, it’s a PARTY! Even when you are miles deep in a parking lot getting ready for the big game, you can still bring a special flair to your tailgating party by mixing up a cocktail that’s ready to serve right out of a thermos. Your party guests will be so happy at the welcome alternative to the usual beer. 

Check out our round up of these thermos-friendly cocktail recipes that are sure to please everyone gathered around the back of the car at your next big tailgate!

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  • Yummy Rum Punch

    This sweet rum punch combines that taste of strawberry lemonade you loved as a child with a little bit of tropical paradise, making each yummy sip a memorable one for your guests. Fresh strawberries and lemons make it refreshing; vodka and dark rum make it fun! 

  • Tequila Mocha

    A little caffeine boost can be a good thing right before the big game, and we think nothing compares to the rich blend of chocolate, Tequila and coffee in this delicious cocktail recipe for a thermos-friendly Tequila Mocha

  • Beach Breeze

    If you’d like to channel a warm tropical breeze during your next tropical outing, be sure to check out our recipe for the Beach Breeze. Full of fresh fruit, fruity juices and a blend of rum and vodka, this cocktail could quite possibly turn your tailgate into a beach party. Invest in a one-gallon cooler and a few ingredients, and you’re on your way to pleasing a large pre-game crowd. Dark rum, pineapple juice, and coconut shavings really give this cocktail a tropical feel!

    Image via Shake Strain and Sip

  • Tipsy Earl Grey Cocktail 

    Looking for a yummy tea-themed cocktail that’s an update to the classic Arnold Palmer? With a hint of fresh lemon flavor and the bold taste of a classic British tea, this gin-spiked cocktail is perfect served warm or over ice. Perfect for that transition of summer into fall!

  • Mint Punch Cooler

    Gin and Tonics are a tried and true cocktail that works all year round, in any weather! Be prepared for guests to be bugging you to share the large-scale recipe for this refreshing mint punch cooler that channels the very best aspects of a gin and tonic. Game-day festivities will feel just a little bit more polished when you serve up your mint punch cooler at your next tailgate.

  • Margarita Jello Shots

    These Margarita jello shots are so cute that their strength may be overlooked at first! They can pack quick a punch. Delicious served on their own or garnished with a dash of salt, this party delight will have everyone reaching for a wedge of margarita and gushing over your clever presentation. Keep them in the cooler during your tailgate and bring out midway through the festivities to really ‘wow’ the crowd!

    Image via E is for Eat

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