Tailgating Recipes from Bacardi

Fortunately I am not married to a football fanatic, however, with football in full swing here is a chance to one up your tailgating game! Here are some great cocktail recipes from Barcardi, the worlds biggest rum maker.


Game Day Grog


2 parts Bacardi Oakheart

3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice

1 part Cinnamon Syrup

3 parts Octoberfest Lager

Nutmeg Dusted Granny Smith Apple Chunks



Shake Rum, Lemon, and Syrup well, then add the beer to the rest of the ingredients before straining over over fresh ice. Garnish with Cubed Apples (nutmeg dust optional.)


Cinnamon syrup:

Add 2 Cups of Sugar/2 Cups of Water/ 6 CInnamon Sticks to a pot. Place lid and bring all ingredients to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove pot from heat. Let ingredients stand with lid on for 15 minutes. Place Ingredients in the freezer until cool, strain out cinnamon sticks, and bottle the syrup.


The Draft Pick
1 Part Bacardi Superior or Bacardi 8
4 Parts ‘half and half’ half lemonade half iced tea

Build on ice and garnish with a lemon wheel


Game Day Bacardi Rum Punch


2 ½ parts Bacardi Superior Rum

1 part Bacardi Select Rum

2 parts GameDay BOOM! Syrup

2 parts fresh lime juice

¾ parts Blood Orange Liqueur (Solerno preferred)



Using a large container (insulated beverage container works the best), add all ingredients and stir with long wooden spoon. Fill container with ice to chill punch and BOOM…Enjoy!


Homemade GameDay BOOM! Syrup:


3/4 liter Ceres Passionfruit juice

1/4 liter Ceres Guava juice

4 cups granulated sugar

1 madagascar vanilla pod

6 Cloves

2 Star Anise



Using a sauce pan, add all ingredients except for sugar and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Then add sugar, letting the sugar dissolve. Once the sugar is dissolved, strain syrup into a container. Place the container of syrup into the refrigerator to chill. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.