Game Day Cocktails

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On game day you want a cocktail that will keep you sipping through all four quarters! Chad Michael George, the President of The Colorado Bartender Guild and co-owner of The Way Back, stopped by to show us three recipes that will give your party a little punch!

Blood Orange Margarita

1 1/2  oz Roca Patrón Silver

1/2 oz Leopold Brother's Apertivo (Denver product)

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

3/4 oz simple syrup

Oogave Grapefruit Soda
Shake and strain over fresh ice in a collins glass. Top with Oogave Grapefruit soda (Denver product)


Bloody Maria


2 oz Roca Patrón Silver

5 oz Bloody Mary mix, or build your own:

4 oz tomato juice

½ oz fresh lemon juice

Dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco

Tsp horseradish, optional

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste



Combine ingredients in a mixing tin or pint glass and “roll” the drink by pouring it back and forth between the two. Strain onto fresh ice in a Collins glass—if you prefer, rim the glass with kosher salt or a specialty spiced rim of your choosing. Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk.


Lawless Liter

1L Patrón Silver (33.8 oz)

12 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

4 1/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

4 1/4 oz. Agave Nectar

4 1/4 oz. Velvet Falernum

16 1/2 oz. Chilled Water

Peychaud's Bitters, to taste


Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl with large chunks of ice and stir. Serves about six.

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