…from the Perspectives’ Happy Hour Bar
How you doin’? It’s finally Super Bowl time… it’s been a long season for some more than others. This cocktail is a call-out to all the ladies (and pink lemonade lovers) who have supported their favorite teams week-after-week during the season.
The Super Bowl's origins lie in the creation of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960. Started by a group of businessmen who wanted their own pro football franchises but were frustrated by the NFL's unwillingness to expand, the AFL forged ahead as an alternative league playing a more wide-open brand of football.
On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) smashed the American Football League (AFL)'s Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship, later known as Super Bowl I, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
The Super Bowl is the 2nd most-watched sporting event in the world. More than 100 million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl every year. In fact, Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 unseated M*A*S*H's series finale as the most-watched show in television history with over 106.5 million watchers.
I predict that these Sweet Pink Señoritas will be the most consumed cocktail in the history of the Super Bowl. Well… probably not any more accurate than my picks for Super Bowl contenders this year, but at least there’s a reward with this one. Cheers!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Lemon wedge, for rimming glasses
Coarse kosher salt, for rimming glasses
2 cups ice cubes (mini’s work best)
2-1/4 cups pink lemonade (frozen concentrate is okay)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
1 cup white tequila
4 lemon slices, for garnish
4 mint leaves
ChefSecret: Grand Marnier is an orange liqueur in the Curaçao tradition and Cointreau is a triple sec. Grand Marnier is a blend of cognac and triple sec, so although it's not a traditional curaçao, it's a similar product. Cointreau, on the other hand, is straight up a triple sec. Feel free to use what you have on your bar shelf.
Quip of the Day: Q. Which football player wears the biggest helmet on Super Bowl Sunday? A: The one with the biggest head!
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