Fall weather brings a certain chill to the bone, but the high spirited action of football brings warmth to the air as college teams kick-off a weekend of gridiron play that lasts through to a Monday night football finish of professional play.  Tailgate parties and gathering around the big screen with friends call for good food and drinks with little preparation time and lots of great taste.  Jack Daniel’s Pigskin Punch can be made ahead for on the go serve for tailgate parties or service from the punch bowl for indoor parties around the big screen.  Either way this recipe is fit for a crowd with a non-alcoholic variation included in the directions.

Jack Daniels - Pigskin Punch post for football and Tailgating - photo property of Cheri Loughlin - The IntoxicologistPigskin Punch

Serves 15-18

1/2 cup Sugar

4 ounces Lemon Juice

6 ounces Orange Juice

4 ounces Grenadine

1 Liter Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

1 Liter Club Soda

Mint Leaves

Ice Mold

Place sugar with lemon and orange juices in pitcher or punch bowl.  Stir.  Add grenadine and Jack Daniel’s.  Stir again.  Add club soda and ice mold just before serving.  Garnish individual cups with mint leaves.  For a non-alcoholic version leave out the Jack Daniel’s and use tea instead.

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Jack Daniel’s Tailgate Pigskin Punch Recipe
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