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Score with these Super Bowl cocktails

By J. Scott Wilson, Food Editor
Published On: Dec 07 2011 10:39:07 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 04 2011 05:02:21 AM CST
Whiskey, bourbon

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For many football fans, it's traditional to do a shot, drink a beer or imbibe in some other vaguely ceremonial way when one's team scores.

This year, with two of the most high-powered offenses in recent history going on the field, that kind of thing could lead to alcohol poisoning or, worse, becoming a Cowboys fan.

Unless you've recently joined a fraternity or are planning to watch the game in a bar along Bourbon Street, you probably don't want to drink vast quantities while watching the Super Bowl. So why not go for quality over quantity this year? Get the really good stuff, and make some really good drinks with it.

Pink Caipirinha

4 limes, cut in 8 pieces each ½ cup sugar 1 cup cachaca (Brazilian sugar cane rum) ¼ cup pomegranate liqueur

In a heavy glass container, combine the limes and the sugar. With a meddler or pestle, crush the limes with the sugar, extracting the juice. Add the cachaca and the pomegranate liquor and and shake.

Serve it in glasses full with crushed ice or cubes.

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Classic margarita, Patrón style

1 ½ oz Patrón Silver ¾ oz Citronge ½ oz Lime juice ¼ oz Orange juice ¼ oz Agave nectar Lime Wedge

Mix the first five ingredients in a margarita shaker. Serve in a chilled highball or margarita glass, rimmed with salt if desired. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Maxim Blitz

1 ½ oz Patrón Anejo 1 oz Lillet Rouge 1 oz Orange curacao Splash orange bitters

Mix well, serve over ice.

You can find other great cocktail recipes at the Patrón Web site.