Pigskin Punch packs a punch worthy of your Sunday’s best
I received dozens of Super Bowl cocktail pitches, including ones based on teams, cities, and even just colors. Many of them actually sounded good, but the Pigskin Punch stood head and shoulders above the rest. Why? It’s easy and huge. That’s exactly what you want out of a Super Bowl cocktail.
Pigskin Punch has a few other things going for it. For one thing, sloe gin is my favorite underutilized spirit. You rarely see it in cocktail recipes, so if I get a chance to use it you can bet your sweet, sweet ass that I’m going to. It also gives me another way to put those bottles of Aperol to use. It can’t always be mixed in a spritzer.
And in the end… who doesn’t love Jack Daniel’s? It might not be an inflatable football cooler full of Bud Light Party swag, but it feels very appropriate fore the Super Bowl.
Pigskin Punch Recipe
- 750 ml Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
- 750 ml Aperol
- 750 ml Sloe gin
- 750 ml Pineapple juice
- 750 ml Hearty ginger ale
- 10 Dashes Paychaud’s bitters
- 5 Dashes Angostura bitters
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl right before service. Add a few ice cubes and stir. Stir over ice with a pineapple garnish.
Admittedly I have no clue what a “hearty” ginger ale is, but I’ll assume that means Vernors. Detroit will never be in the Super Bowl, so our favorite ginger ale might as well be.