This post has been sponsored by Diageo, Anheuser-Busch & Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over.
It’s that time again! Time to prepare for the most anticipated football game of the year—complete with the best commercials and hopefully your favorite team, too! But that’s not all! Big game parties, whether big or small, are definitely better with the right beverages on hand!
While wine and beer are essential items to stock up your bar for the big game, liquor is a must for those festive mixed beverages and signature cocktails!
A good rule of thumb to follow while setting up your beverage station is to have at least one option on hand that appeals to each person attending the party. SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka, [ yellow tail ] Chardonnay and Cabernet, and (of course) a variety of Anheuser-Busch beer (including Bud Light, Budweiser, and Michelob ULTRA) are well-rounded selections for the big day!
[ yellow tail ] Chardonnay and Cabernet are tasteful and appealing to wine lovers! They’re also known as the genuine vibrant and fun-loving wine and taste like happy too!
Having a strong selection of beers keeps your guests happy and your home football ready! I always have chilled Bud Light, Budweiser, and Michelob ULTRA bottles for my guests to enjoy.
And SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka is the best option for your festive signature cocktails! In fact, I chose SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka for today’s touchdown-worthy beverage because it is gluten-free, non GMO and Kosher Certified. Smirnoff is also distilled from corn and a great alternative to other vodkas on the market.
So now that I’ve shared some must-haves for your big game beverage lineup, let’s focus on all the details of the game day inspired cocktail!
MVP Vanilla Mule
The MVP Vanilla mule is a play on the traditional Moscow Mule and served in classic copper mugs!
The mule is mixed with Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, (the creator of the original Moscow mule) vanilla bean simple syrup, ginger beer and vanilla soda! What makes this mule so touchdown worthy is the vanilla bean simple syrup! When paired with the rest of the ingredients you get this balance of creamy, yet smooth flavors, that tastes similar to a cream soda, but with a craft cocktail/homemade taste!
Aside from the taste, the best part about the kicked up mule is that it’s simple to make the components in advance, leaving more time to visit with your guests while watching the big game!
A twist on the classic Moscow Mule made with creamy vanilla bean simple syrup, ginger beer and vanilla soda.
- For the Vanilla simple syrup:
- 3/4 cup raw sugar
- 2 vanilla beans
- 3 cups water
- For the MVP Vanilla Mule:
- 1.5 parts vanilla syrup
- 1.5 parts vodka
- 2 parts ginger beer
- A splash of lime
- Vanilla soda
- For the Vanilla Simple Syrup:
- Pour sugar, vanilla bean and water into a pot.
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- Boil for 1-2 minutes until syrup begins to reduce.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- For the MVP Vanilla Mule:
- In a copper mug with ice, combine 1.5 parts Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, 1.5 parts vanilla bean syrup, 2 parts ginger beer and a splash of lime. Lightly stir then top with vanilla soda.
- Repeat steps each mule that you make.
- Garnish the mules with fresh lime, and a sprig of mint.
- Serve Immediately!
In addition to the MVP Mule made with SMIRNOFF No. 21 Vodka, provide multiple selections that will please your guests. Add a few bottles of [ yellow tail ] Chardonnay, [ yellow tail ] Cabernet, Bud Light, Budweiser, and Michelob ULTRA to your beverage table for this well-rounded selection of spirits that are excellent beverage options for everyone attending your big game party.
I recommend purchasing the wine, beer and vodka in advance. That way when game day arrives, you’ll be prepared, ready to enjoy the celebration, and toast to fun and football with your friends and family!
While you’re cheering on your favorite Super Bowl team, and rating the best commercials, don’t forget to nominate this Vanilla Bean Mule for MVP!
One taste and you’ll understand why it’s a must add to your beverage lineup, pairing nicely with all the additional selections stocked in your bar on game day!
This post titled MVP Vanilla Mule was seen first on Posh Little Designs. 2019