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Johnsonville Old Country Bloody

Posted by Brandon On September - 2 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Good evening Tailgaters! Our friends at Johnsonville passed along some recipes for varying types of bloody mary cocktails. While I personally don’t drink them I’m confident that plenty of you are no stranger to one on a Sunday morning, plus they just look cool. Not to mention they’re all based on a region, we’ve had Wisconsin and New Orleans, so it might be fun to pick and choose based on the teams that are playing.   Not sure I can pin this one to a a specific region, but if the area has a strong Polish connection, say like one of my favorite places Buffalo, it might be a good one.  So without further adieu I give you the Old Country Bloody:Johnsonville Logo Small

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Courtesy of Johnsonville

Servings: 4 cocktails

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 ½ cups bloody mary mix or tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 dash of pepper
  • 1 dash of celery salt
  • 1 JOHNSONVILLE® Polish Sausage, grilled
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 sliced artichoke hearts
  • 4 cubes of parmesan cheese
  • 8 olives
  • 4 lemon wedges

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, mix vodka, bloody mary mix or tomato juice, horseradish sauce, hot sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
  2. Pour into 4 glasses with ice
  3. Cut sausage into quarters lengthwise
  4. For the garnish, assemble each of the four skewers with the sausage, artichoke heart, cube of parmesan cheese and olives to lay on top of the glass with a lemon wedge.

Johnsonville NOLA Bloody

Posted by Brandon On September - 1 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Good evening Tailgaters!  Our friends at Johnsonville passed along some recipes for varying types of bloody mary cocktails.  While I personally don’t drink them I’m confident that plenty of you are no stranger to one on a Sunday morning, plus they just look cool.  Not to mention they’re all based on a region, yesterday was Wisconsin, so it might be fun to pick and choose based on the teams that are playing.  So without further adieu I give you the NOLA Bloody:

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NOLA Bloody

Courtesy of Johnsonville

Servings: 4 cocktailsnolabloody

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 ½ cups bloody mary mix or tomato juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Louisiana spice mix
  • 4 JOHNSONVILLE® New Orleans Smoked or Andouille Sausages, grilled
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 gimlet olives
  • 4 pickled okras
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of celery bitters or celery salt

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, mix vodka, bloody mary mix or tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice and spice mix.
  2. Pour into 4 glasses with ice and celery salt rim.
  3. Cut sausage into thirds
  4. For the garnish, assemble each of the four skewers with the sausage, sliced red pepper, gimlet olives and pickled okra, place into cocktail with celery stalk.

The Booze Smuggling Checklist for Tailgating Season

Posted by Dan Stern On September - 1 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

We’ve all been there.  You and I have both tried to smuggle booze into an event at some point in our lives. Whether it’s at an NFL game or a college game, smuggling alcohol will always be better for your wallet than spending $10 on a beer.  Plus, it’s just fun to do.  Tailgating season is finally upon us, so check out this list of booze smuggling gadgets, and start making your game plan!

 

  1. The Sunscreen Flask 
Sunscreen Flask Petco Park

Sunscreen Flask at a San Diego Padres game

Perfect for those early games where the sun’s still shining and it doesn’t look sketchy to bring in!  Note: do not try this in December.

 

2. Tampon Shots 

Tampon Flask

Sorry guys, for ladies only.  But wow that’s a good idea.  Use all season long!

 

3. Secret Flask Scarf

Sippin Scarf

Sneaky, sneaky.  Perfect for those cold weather games. 6 bottles too? Yesss!

 

4. Flask Tie

Courtesy of Wear Your Beer

Courtesy of Wear Your Beer

You get to look fresh and fancy while getting drunk.  What’s better than that?

 

5. The Wallet Flask

Courtesy of RefinedGuy

Courtesy of RefinedGuy

They’ll never check in there.

 

6. Binocular Flask

Courtesy of HomeWetBar

Courtesy of HomeWetBar

You can see up close, and take a shot at the same time. Greatest invention ever.

 

7. Resealable Caps for Water Bottles

Camo Caps before and After

This is a timeless classic.  Security won’t know what hit ’em.

 

What else do you use to sneak alcohol into these games?  Let us know in the comments!

(This is a post by Dan Stern of East Coast Cornhole. Dan attended college at the University of Maryland where he perfected his tailgating style and his cornhole technique. He currently owns and operates the website eccornhole.com offering unique and customized cornhole sets for sale.)

Wisconsin Brat-y Mary

Posted by Brandon On August - 31 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Good evening Tailgaters!  Our friends at Johnsonville passed along some recipes for varying types of bloody mary cocktails.  While I personally don’t drink them I’m confident that plenty of you are no stranger to one on a Sunday morning, plus they just look cool.  Not to mention they’re all based on a region so it might be fun to pick and choose based on the teams that are playing.  So without further adieu I give you the Wisconsin Brat-y Mary:

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Wisconsin Brat-y Mary

Courtesy of Johnsonville

Servings: 4 cocktails  bratymary

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 ½ cups bloody mary mix or tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 dashes pepper
  • 1 JOHNSONVILLE® Brat, grilled
  • 1 brat bun
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 cheddar cheese cubes
  • 2 dill pickle spears, cut in half

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, mix vodka, bloody mary mix or tomato juice, horseradish sauce, hot sauce, lime juice and pepper.
  2. Pour into 4 glasses with ice.
  3. Assemble grilled brat into bun and cut into quarters.
  4. For the garnish, assemble each of the four skewers with ¼ of the brat with bun, one cheese cube and half dill pickle on a skewer, place into cocktail.

Kingsford Fantasy Football Draft Contest

Posted by Brandon On August - 30 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

While it’s not exactly tailgating per se, fantasy football has become as much of the football experience as tailgating.   Since they’re so intertwined it’s not a stretch for a company like Kingsford to begin to merge some of those various components of football fandom together.  In fact that’s precisely what they’ve done this year with this their fantasy football draft party campaign.

 

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“Draft day.  A day for some ribs, and some ribbing.”  A quick glance at the material on the dedicated page shows that Kingsford believes that your fantasy football draft and tailgating should share at least one common element, grilling.   What we like about this page is that it not only has a tool to generate invitations for the draft, and at the same time earning a coupon towards future Kingsford charcoal purchases, but also a contest in which you can win some cool prizes.   Prizes include:

 

  • Kingsford Fantasy Football Trophy
  • Kingsford Folding Tailgate Chair
  • Coupon for a Free Bag of Kingsford
  • Collapsible Chimney Starter
  • GoBQ Grill (or alternate grill)
  • $50 Fanatics.com Gift Card

If you’re interested in learning more you can visit their site, which you should to read the rules,  but entry is pretty straightforward. You can enter in one of three (3) ways:

  • Following @Kingsford on Twitter and tweeting your photo along with the hashtag #KingsfordDraftContest or
  • Following @Kingsford on Instagram and posting your photo along with the hashtag #KingsfordDraftContest or
  • Visiting their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kingsfordcharcoal and replying to their fantasy football contest post with your photo.

So if you’re hosting the draft at your place this year consider partaking in the contest, a quick picture which someone probably would have taken anyway could be your ticket to some cool prizes.

 

 

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