Washington, D.C., is home to seven professional sports teams which include men and women athletes who work and play hard. Though basketball, soccer, hockey and baseball rank high in the world of professional sports, there is nothing like the excitement of Monday Night Football to keep the chill of fall at bay when winter’s frost waits eagerly in the shadows. Tonight enjoy a few colorful burgundy and gold cocktails for spirited football fun while watching the Washington Redskins take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gold Rushing Shot
Gold Rushing Shot – recipe adaption by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
3/4 ounce Goldschlager
3/4 ounce Tequila
Chill spirits. Combine in shot glass.
Burgundy & Gold Margarita
Burgundy & Gold Margarita – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
2 ounces Reposado Tequila
3/4 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
1 ounce Lime Juice
1/4 ounce Blackberry Brandy
Lime Wedge Garnish
Rim chilled cocktail glass with salt if desired. Set aside. Place tequila, Cointreau, agave syrup and lime juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill thoroughly. Strain into prepared cocktail glass over fresh ice. Float blackberry brandy over top.
Burgundy Wine Cocktail
2 ounces Dry Red Wine
1 ounce Cognac
1/2 to 3/4 part Crème de Cassis – to taste
Place liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir until completely chilled. Strain into large wine glass.