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Best Super Bowl cocktail ideas for when beer won’t cut it

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For most people, Super Bowl Sunday is accompanied by a lavish spread of grub and a pack of beers. But if a pint isn’t your thing – or you fancy stepping up your drinks game – why not give one of our fun Super Bowl cocktails a go?

From fruity fizzes to sweet and sour highballs, we’ve found the best Super Bowl drinks to serve on game day. And the best news is each recipe can be batch made. So whether you’re hosting a small gathering or the entire block, you can mix up enough rounds to keep you going until the best team wins.

1. Berry Pitcher

Kick off with a jug of this pitcher perfect whisky cranberry cocktail. It’s a sweet and fruity mix of berries, lemon, elderflower and Ballantine’s Finest. Just make as many servings as you need for the match.

2. Whisky Fanta

You can’t go wrong with the simple yet satisfying mix of whisky and orange soda. This fizzy, fun drink can be made in seconds so you won’t miss one minute of the game. Whip up a batch and serve with pre-cut orange slices for a fruity garnish.

3. Scots Coffee

Need a boost during the halftime show? Get your caffeine fix with our coffee highball. This easy to make cocktail has just three ingredients; whisky, cream soda and a shot of your favourite espresso. One sip of Scots Coffee and you’ll be ready to cheer all night long.

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Scots Coffee

Your new favourite cocktail has entered the chat… This is one for the adventurous Highball seeker. There’s no Espresso Martini’s around here… we like our coffee cocktails with whisky and an added spritz.

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Whisky & Grapefruit

One sip of this, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of Grapefruit in your cocktail rotation, we promise.


4. Ballantine’s & Grapefruit

If you perfer sour to sweet, you need to give this grapefruit cocktail recipe a whirl. The tangy fizz of grapefruit soda is super refreshing and pairs perfectly with the sweeter notes of Ballantine’s scotch whisky. 

5. Berry Beer

Keep lager fans happy with this Super Bowl twist on a blueberry whisky cocktail. The recipe calls for some muddling, shaking and straining, but once you go Berry Beer you’ll never go back. Whip up a round before kick off to get your watch party started.


6. Apple Pop

This whisky and apple juice cocktail recipe is super simple and super delicious. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. Top up the main ingredients with soda water for a fresh fizz with every sip. It’s a serious flavour winner.

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Berry Beer

Ballantine’s, Beer & Blueberries? There’s no wrong way.

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Summer Pitcher

Summer time, and the living’s pitchin’. Add lemon slices and halved green grapes, Ballantine’s Finest, fresh lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, and top with Lemonade. Give it a good stir and pour out a round.


7. Sweet Iced Tea

Iced tea is a party must. But have you tried whisky iced tea? This sweet and refreshing drink is a serious crowd pleaser, guaranteed to keep you smiling no matter the match results.


8. Touchdown Punch

Our summer pitcher cocktail isn’t just for sunny sessions. This fruity recipe is a perfect batch drink for all celebratory occasions including Super Bowl Sunday. It’s citrus tang complements the sweet, smoothness of scotch whisky. Drink it your way with green grapes, lemon slices and plenty of ice.

9. Spiced Julep

Pack some serious flavour into your Super Bowl punch with the whisky julep. It’s spicy, sweet and full of surprises, the ultimate drink for celebrating every touchdown (or distracting guests when the other team scores).


10. Apple Cider Punch

Not feeling an iced cocktail? If it’s a little on the cold side in your hometown (or you fancy something cosy), put a batch of our apple cider whisky cocktail on the stove. This warming mulled punch is the perfect centrepiece for any drinks table. Serve it cool, hot or however you like.

11. Session Soda

Made for free-spirited weekend sessions, our whisky soda recipe is the ultimate cocktail for a Super Bowl party. Rosemary and lemon make it seriously refreshing and seriously easy to drink. Mix up a batch to guarantee at least one winner.


12. Brasil Collins

Get your zest on with our citrus twist on a whisky collins. Made with Ballantine’s Brasil, this drink is as fresh as it gets, infused with Brazilian limes that balance the sweet creamy flavours of scotch. It’s an immensely cool cocktail, guaranteed to make you the MVP of Super Bowl Sunday.

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Whisky Collins

The ideal cocktail for when the sun is setting and the speaker is blasting.


13. Ginger Beer Highball

Get yourself some host points with Moxxi’s Mule, a whisky and ginger beer cocktail that’ll add a bit of heat to Sunday’s match. The zingy mix of ginger, citrus and sweet whisky is one of our favourite tipples. You really can’t go wrong.


Looking for more Super Bowl cocktail inspiration? Amp up the fun at your watch party with a round of whisky jello shots or check out our gallery of whisky cocktail recipes to find your next go to drink. 

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