If you’re a Major League Baseball (MLB) fan, then you need no introduction to these baseball cocktails – you know what to do to celebrate the season. In the past, fans used to celebrate in person with the best baseball cocktails and stadium food, but if you plan on celebrating within the comforts of your home, read on.
In this post, we’ll take you through the very best baseball cocktails that you can create on your own at home to enjoy this season with friends and family. By the end of this post, we hope you’ll be inspired and encouraged to try and make one or more baseball cocktails to start the new season at home in the grandest possible manner. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!
The first entry on our list is known as Hellfire and this one sure does pack a punch. To make the Hellfire, you’ll need the following ingredients:
• Spiced rum (1 ounce)
• Lime quarter
• Ginger beer (1 ounce)
• Tabasco sauce (2 dashes)
• Pilsner (chilled)
To bring this fan-favorite to life, first get a pint glass and all the necessary ingredients ready. Next, squeeze that lime quarter for getting all that juicy lemony goodness out into the pint glass. Once you’ve squeezed out all the juice, throw a few ice cubes into the pint glass, depending on how cold you want the cocktail to be. Next, add the ginger beer, rum, and Tabasco sauce. Once the glass is full, top the drinks with the chilled Pilsner. Finish the preparation by giving the glass a nice, gentle stir.
2. Beggar’s Banquet Baseball Cocktails
If you’re a fan of bourbon, then you certainly must try making one of these famous baseball cocktails. It’s a beer-based cocktail that MLB fans are sure to love and appreciate. The best thing about this beer-tail is that most of the ingredients needed to make it are probably already in your kitchen. From a taste perspective, this is one of the more complex mixed drinks on this list, owing to the presence of maple syrup and bourbon. This is regarded as one of the best MLB fan game day drinks and here are all the ingredients that you need to make it:
• Bourbon (2 ounces)
• Maple syrup (3/4 ounce)
• Fresh lemon juice (1/2 ounce)
• Lager (chilled, 5 ounces)
• Orange wheel as garnish
Once you’ve got all the ingredients ready, get a rocks glass and add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and of course, the bourbon. Next, put in those ice cubes and then top the glass off with the chilled lager. Once all the ingredients are in, gently stir the contents to mix them well. Finish making the baseball cocktail by adding the orange wheel as garnish.
3. Cooperstown Cocktail
The Cooperstown Cocktail is considered to be one of the classic Major League mixed drinks. It dates back to the pre-Prohibition days when it was created for the very first time at the Waldorf-Astoria. It was created to pay tribute and homage to the famous names in sports from Philadelphia. Let’s take a look at the ingredients that you’ll need to create this cocktail:
• Tanqueray gin (11/2 ounces)
• Martini & Rossi rosso vermouth (3/4 ounce)
• Noilly Prat Original dry vermouth (3/4 ounce)
• Orange bitters (2 dashes)
• 2 mint leaves
• Mint spring as garnish
First, get a mixing glass and add in all the ingredients mentioned above. Once all the ingredients are in, add as many ice cubes as you’d like depending on how cold you’d like your baseball cocktails to be. Stir gently and well so that the ingredients mix well. Next, strain the concoction into a cocktail glass. Finish the cocktail by garnishing with some mint spring. However, the addition of mint spring is completely optional.
4. Golden Glove Baseball Cocktails
The fourth player on our list is known as the Golden Glove and this is a drink that originated in Cuba. It first featured in the recipe booklet called ‘Bar La Florida’, which was published by the owner of Havana’s Floridita bar way back in 1935. Even though Cuban cocktails such as Mojito and Daiquiri have become famous all over the world, this one has managed to stay in the shadows. However, don’t underestimate these baseball cocktails, they’re surprisingly strong and really refreshing too. Here are all the ingredients needed to make these baseball cocktails:
• White rum (2 ounces)
• Cointreau (1 teaspoon)
• Freshly squeezed lime juice (1/2 ounce)
• Sugar (1 teaspoon)
• Half-wheel lime for garnishing
The first step involves adding the Cointreau, white rum, sugar, and lime juice into a shaker. Add as many ice cubes as desired and then shake the shaker until the liquid is properly chilled. Next, take a rocks glass and add some fresh crushed ice. Complete making the baseball cocktail by straining the mixture in the shaker into the glass. The final step involves garnishing with half a wheel of lime.
This has to be one of the simplest MLB game day drinks and we’ve saved the easiest for last. It gained fandom among factory workers during the early part of the 19th century. Legend has it that the factory workers would end their day by sipping on this now-famous baseball cocktail to soothe their frayed nerves after working all day. To create this cocktail, you’d need the following ingredients:
• Beer (8 ounces)
• Whiskey (rye or bourbon, 1 ounce)
First, get a shot glass and pour the whiskey into it. Next, get a pint glass and fill up half of it with the beer. Next, drop the contents of the shot glass into the pint glass, and that’s it, you’re done!
So, now that you know 5 of the best baseball cocktails, we hope that you’re feeling inspired to try them out at home when the brand new season gets going. Along with these cocktails, don’t forget to try your hand at creating the most famous baseball cocktails of all.
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