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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 
Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Photo Courtesy of Amazon

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 

Courtesy of UrbanOutfitters

Courtesy of UrbanOutfitters

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

 

3. Secret Flask Scarf

Courtesy of Etsy

Courtesy of Etsy

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

Courtesy of Etsy

Courtesy of Etsy

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!

 

(Article created by East Coast Cornhole)

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.

 

 

The 6 craziest tailgating foods on the planet

Posted by Dan Stern On August - 25 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

I guarantee you’ve seen posts about the top recipes for tailgating food. Maybe post for the top recipes for tailgating appetizers. But I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to find a post about the craziest food you can bring to your tailgate. Good thing we did it for you! And we promise, people will actually love these foods.

Bacon wrapped Oreos

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1. Bacon Wrapped Oreos – Honestly, it’s un-American to not like bacon-wrapped Oreos. I mean, look at them!!! You get literally every flavor imaginable from eating one of those bad boys. Make sure you check out the recipe and bring them to your next tailgate. Your friends will thank you.

Insanely hot chicken wings

Photo courtesy of sausagekingofseattle Flickr

2. Insanely Hot Chicken Wings – Everyone loves chicken wings, and we found a unique recipe that will get your mouth watering and tongue burning. It includes mango, habanero peppers, and ginger. This recipe is NOT for the weak. But if you can handle it, you’ll win some hardcore admirers at your tailgate. It’s just the sauce, so make sure to find some tasty chicken wings to marinate!

Chocholate Chili

Photo courtesy of All You

3. Chocolate Chili – Again, chili is a classic and a must at any staple. But chocolate in chili? Are you crazy?? Actually, according to allyou.com, adding a bar of Hershey chocolate really melds the flavors together, and most people can’t even tell! Definitely worth a try.

Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

Photo courtesy of Allrecipes

4. Spicy Taco Cheese Ball – Perfect for dipping and definitely a nice change of pace from the typical salsa. These are also insanely easy to make and super spicy. Make sure you get some for yourself at the tailgate! We guarantee you these taco cheese balls will be a huge hit.

Mauio Onion Pineapple Relish

Photo courtesy of celebrations.com

5. Maui Onion and Pineapple Relish – The name says it all. So this one isn’t too crazy, but instead of feeling like you’re surrounded by thousands of other screaming fans (and let’s be real, you definitely are one of them) this dish will whisk you away to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. It’s sweet and savory and tastes incredible on top of your perfectly cooked burgers or dogs. Check out the recipe at celebrations.com.

Cowboy Caviar

Photo courtesy of DitchTheDrive-Thru

6. Cowboy Caviar – Now of course this isn’t real caviar. But it’ll be so damn good people will think you paid a fortune for the ingredients to make it. Actually, it’s really just a base of black beans, black-eyed peas, corn, and tomatoes. You can check out the full recipe from allrecipes.com. It goes perfect with tortilla chips. Make sure to bring a ton of bags.

What other crazy foods do you bring to your tailgates? Let us know what else we might have missed in the comments below.

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