Thursday Night NFL Cocktails: Bears Vs Packers

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…..The NFL season is off to a start, and one of the biggest rivalry games in the league is taking place on Thursday. Whether routing for the Packers or the Bears, or just enjoying a little competition, sports fans around the country will be tuning in to see Green Bay and Chicago (GO Bears!) go head-to-head. After all, it IS the biggest rivalry in football. Football and Tailgating go together like peanut butter & jelly so celebrate this seasons first Thursday Night Football matchup with these Bears/Packers cocktail courtesy of Jim Beam.

The Championship Belt (Green Bay Packers)

  • 1 part Jim Beam Black®
  • ¾ parts Fresh Sour
  • 2 ½ parts Lemon – Lime soda

Build cocktail over ice in a tall highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime.

Monsters of the Midway (Chicago Bears)

  • 3 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry Bourbon
  • 4 parts Ginger ale
  • Lime Wedge

Fill a highball glass ¾ with ice. Pour in Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry Bourbon and ginger ale. Garnish with lime.

For some other tailgating cocktails perfect for this weeks games, be sure to check out our NFL and NCAA inspired cocktail recipes. Don’t see one for your team? Feel free to submit a recipe.


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Photo courtesy of NFL Network, recipes courtesy of representatives of the brand. 

Alex is a full time sales and marketing professional in the consumer packaged goods industry with 8+ years experience in the wine and spirits industry. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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