If, like me, you’ve found yourself proudly declaring “Dilly Dilly!” out of the blue, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Bud Light has released their “The Bud Knight” Super Bowl commercial, ahead of Sunday night’s game. The minute-long spot finds the Dilly Dilly King and his crew duking it out with the White Walkers for a few 12-packs of Bud. Okay, they aren’t actually White Walkers, but bad guys nonetheless. I don’t want to spoil too much, so check out “The Bud Knight” commercial, below.
The (previously released) “Ye Olde Pep Talk” and “The Bud Knight” commercials were directed by Jim Jenkins, and impressively enough, they were both filmed in New Zealand. “The Bud Knight” spot is set to air during the second quarter of the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LII is fast approaching, and to be quite blunt, I’m just here for the cocktails (and the accompanying snacks). My team, the Atlanta Falcons had a pretty mediocre season, so I’m somewhat eager to end this chapter in football. I will say that I am really excited for all the Lushworthy cocktail options for the big game. Whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, or none of the above, I’ve compiled a list of cocktails you can whip up based on who you’re cheering for, this weekend.
New England Patriots – If you’re on the side of evil, then I’m assuming you’re rooting for Brady and the Patriots. The fiery “Brady’s Bunch” cocktail (pictured above), which is featured at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is perfect for you Pats fans thanks to its spicy kick.
1 oz. Patron Anejo Tequila
1 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
.25 oz. Ancho Chile Liqueur
.25 oz. Bitter Liqueur
.25 oz. Spiced Syrup
Place a block of ice into an Old Fashioned glass, and set aside. Combine all of your ingredients in a separate mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with candied ginger.
Just in time for the Super Bowl (Go Panthers!), EFFEN Vodka has released a limited edition, football-inspired bottle that’s sure to be a worthy addition to any Super Bowl shindig. The limited edition, EFFEN Vodka bottle is wrapped in a textured football sleeve, and features musician 50 Cent’s signature and logo.
The Queens, New York rapper/entrepreneur recently partnered with the brand, and has been pushing hard for EFFEN Vodka on social media and elsewhere, ever since.
“EFFEN is the perfect example of LIQUID LUXURY®, and it’s taking over. This limited edition football bottle will raise the game for your football party,” 50 Cent said in a statement.
You can get your hands on EFFEN Vodka’s limited edition bottle at select retailers this month for $35.99 (750 mL bottle).
Let’s face it, any Super Bowl party without Lime-A-Ritas really isn’t much of a party. But if you find that serving Lime-A-Ritas, SOTC (straight out of the can) is a little boring, then boy have I got the fix for you. What’s this fix, you ask? Lime-A-Rita Punch! And yes, it’s just as amazing as it sounds. It combines three different Lime-A-Rita flavors (Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Raz-Ber-Rita) and receives an added kick thanks to the addition of fresh lime juice and tropical punch.
It’s super easy to make, so no need to be cooped up in the kitchen all day when the New England Patriots get their behinds handed to them on Sunday. Also, the recipe below is big batch-friendly (just add extra lime juice), so you can make a bunch at one time if you’re short on time. Enjoy!
1 Part Lime-A-Rita
1 Part Raz-Ber-Rita
1 Part Straw-Ber-Rita
1 Part Minute Maid Tropical Punch
Splash Of Fresh Lime Juice
Build all ingredients in a glass (all three Lime-A-Ritas and Minute Maid Tropical Punch). Add a splash of lime juice. Stir and add ice. Garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.
With the NFC and AFC titles now claimed, the stage is set for Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Whether you’ll be rooting for the Seahawks or the Patriots one thing we can agree on is our desire to see a great game that’s decided by the players and not the officiating (ask Cowboys and Lions fans if you don’t understand what I’m getting at here).
With that in mind, ask yourself “Wouldn’t it be cool to take the power of penalization out of the officials hands and put it into the fans for a change?” If you answered “yes”, sober up like I had to and come to your senses. The Super Bowl would be absolute bedlam if we ran things. However, all hope isn’t lost, my friends…
Luckily, a byproduct of these thoughts was left behind and a drink was inspired, The Penalty Flag. A cocktail that’s a touchdown celebration in a collins glass. Perfect for sipping on come game day. It has pineapples, rum, vodka, cherries, and even a mini friggin’ penalty flag! Do yourself a favor, fix one of these on February 1st, grab some hot wings and enjoy yourself. Cheers!
1 oz. Ciroc Pineapple
1 oz. Bacardi Pineapple Infused Rum
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
Maraschino Cherry Juice
Mini Penalty Flag
Combine pineapple vodka, rum and juice in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously (this will give it the frothy look seen in the picture). Strain this mixture into a chilled, ice filled collins glass. Drizzle some maraschino cherry juice into the mixture to give it a reddish tint. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry and mini penalty flag.
To create the penalty flag, simply cut a yellow piece of cloth about 1/4″ wide and double fold the strip in half. Wrap a small rubber band at the fold of the cloth to create a loop that a garnish pick can fit through.
So, this was originally a drink recipe I didn’t plan on adding to the blog. I merely wanted to create something quick and tasty for the Playoff games yesterday. But given that the recipe was pretty popular on Instagram, and the Seattle Seahawks quite literally smashed the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter, it seemed only right to share my “Seattle Smash” drink recipe with you guys. It’s a pretty simple cocktail to make and the blueberry/lime garnish should be perfect for any Super Bowl party given the blue/green color combination.
Speaking of which, do you guys have any favorites for the Super Bowl? I’m a Falcons fan, but I’ll personally be rooting for the Seahawks. I mean, you you can’t deny the epicness of the trio that is Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Marshawn Lynch.
Check out the “Seattle Smash” recipe below!
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
3 oz. Simply Lemonade
3 oz. Minute Maid Tropical Punch
Fresh Lime Juice
Build ingredients (vodka, lemonade, and tropical punch) in a highball glass. Stir and top with a splash of fresh lime juice. Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge and blueberries.