Ready. Set. Drink!
The start of football season is just around the corner and we are patiently awaiting the first kick-off like it’s our job. The anticipation is killer and our excitement is in full swing. What can we say? We are pumped! We may even be wearing our favorite team jerseys under our work clothes.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the game, we guarantee it’s worth pretending for the tailgates.
All this built-up excitement calls for preparation. Just like the professionals, we treat pre-season seriously. It’s time to dust off the mobile grills, forage through the shed for the cornhole sets and find all the touchdown worthy tailgate recipes.
Our first game-winning strategy? Drunken Fruit Kabobs.
These boozy treats will have your tailgate party doing the touchdown tango in no time. Game face and foam finger required.
Mojito Melon Kabobs
Mo-jito, mo-fun, mo-football.
- Palms White Rum
- Seedless watermelon
- Honeydew melon
- Mint leaves
- Lime rounds
Scoop all melons into balls and place in a large bowl. Pour rum overtop and soak overnight. Drain melon balls [Pro tip: save rum in a separate container for cocktails later!] and start the skewer with a lime round. Skewer one of each melon balls and then skewer one mint leaf. Repeat until finished and end with a lime round. Let sit in a fridge or cooler until ready to consume.
Pina Colada Kabobs
Rumming in for the winning touchdown.
- Cruzan Coconut Rum
- Pineapple chunks
- Coconut flakes
- Sliced banana
- ½ cup sour cream (trust us)
- Heaping tablespoon sugar
Soak pineapple chunks in coconut rum overnight. Mix sour cream and sugar. Dip banana slices in mixture then roll in coconut flakes, making little balls. Strain pineapple and set aside coconut rum. Skewer a pineapple chunk on a toothpick, then snowball, then cherry. Keep in a fridge or cooler until ready to serve.
Frozen Wine Grape Kabobs
There’s no “I” in team, but there is one in wine.
- Long Barn Pinot Noir
- Red grapes
- ¼ cup sugar
Soak grapes in wine overnight. Skewer the grapes and sprinkle with desired amount of sugar. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Keep in freezer or cooler until ready to serve.
These might not be what the pros are snacking on before the big game, but you’ll thank us later.