Super Sunday is right around the corner and you’re way too classy to rely on cheap beer to get you through the big day. If you’re lucky enough to be rooting for the Ravens or the Niners, here are two drink recipes tailor-made for your sports allegiance.
Baltimore’s football team rocks the purple and black. It’s not a fashion statement to be taken lightly. Any representative cocktail must incorporate this dark, regal motif into its color scheme. Enter the Ravens Royale. The recipe comes courtesy of Wit & Wisdom (200 International Dr.) in the Baltimore Four Seasons. The vodka-based cocktail incorporates fresh lemon juice, a dash of honey, an ounce of sparkling wine–preferably Prosecco–and then drop in a half ounce of Chambord for a signature violet finish (the actual version uses food coloring, but you’re too classy for that).
The San Francisco 49ers, of course, derive their name from the year of the famed California gold rush. To honor that proud heritage, any Bay Area cocktail connoisseur would be foolish to shy away from the notorious, cinnamon-infused Goldschlager liquor. Since the Niners defense has been striking fear in the hearts of opponents all year long, why not mix yourself up a 24-Karat Nightmare. This mind-melting concoction involves a 1/2 oz. each of Goldschlagers, mint Schnapps, 151-proof rum and Jaegermeister. And while that might seem like an abomination before all that is holy, when you combine all of these disparate parts into an unlikely whole, somehow it works. Kind of like the Niners under the direction of QB Colin Kaepernick.
Enjoy the game responsibly!