The “big game” kicks off this Sunday and the masterminds behind the bar department at Carnival Cruise Line have created a pair of colorful cocktails inspired by the two teams competing for the coveted winner’s trophy. The hand-crafted cocktails – “The Falcon” and “The Patriot,” inspired by the squads from Atlanta and New England, respectively – are the perfect complement for guests checking out all the exciting gridiron action being shown on board.
Those who want to recreate these delicious and refreshing libations at home can follow these step-by-step instructions:
1½ ounces of Tito’s Vodka
1 ounce of Blue Curaçao
3 ounces pineapple juice
Pour all ingredients into a mixing cup with ice and shake for at least five seconds. Strain into glass with fresh ice and garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.
1½ ounces of Bacardi Limon
2½ ounces of cranberry juice
½ ounce of orange juice
Pour all ingredients into a mixing cup with ice and shake for at least five seconds. Strain into glass with fresh ice and garnish with pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.
In addition to the specialty drinks and discounted buckets of beer, Carnival has a number of fun activities planned for this year’s big game, including special trivia contests, and a “sailgate” party with fun games and music.
Enjoy the game!