Super Bowl

Super Bowl Recipes: Themed Cocktails and an Alcohol-Free Mixed Drink

Try a mezcal mule to honor the L.A. Rams, an Ohio-style cocktail for Cincinnati Bengals fans or a zero-proof drink

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Super Bowl 2022 is coming up on Sunday and it’s time to plan your game day menu.

Whether you’re rooting for the Los Angeles Rams, cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals or watching for the commercials — we have a drink recipe for you to try.

Tracie Franklin, a whisky and spirits professional, came up with these special recipes just for Super Bowl 2022. Here are the recipes.

Whiskey and spirits professional Tracie Franklin shares her recipe for a Los Angeles Rams-inspired mezcal mule.

For Los Angeles Rams fans: Mezcal Mule Cocktail Recipe


  • 1.5 parts El Silencio Mezcal
  • .75 parts fresh lime juice
  • .5 parts agave syrup
  • Ginger Beer
  • For garnishes: Tajin spice and lime wedges

Add the mezcal, syrup and lime juice to an empty glass or mule cup. Stir the ingredients together, then fill with ice. Top the cocktail with ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and lightly dust with Tajin.

Whiskey and spirits professional Tracie Franklin shares her recipe for a Cleveland Allspice Cocktail.

For Cincinnati Bengals fans: Cleveland Allspice Cocktail

  • 1.5 parts Cotton and Reed Allspice Dram
  • 3 parts Right Proper Wit Beer (or a hefeweizen/wheat beer of your choice)
  • 3 parts Pellegrino Limonata Soda (or lemon-lime soda of your choice)
  • For garnishes: grated cinnamon sticks and lemon

In a pint glass, add the Allspice Dram, wheat beer and Limonata. Add ice then add a lemon slice and grate fresh cinnamon over the top.

Tracie Franklin, a spirits educator, taught News4's Tommy McFly how to make a whiskey smash for your Super Bowl party.

Berry Smash Mocktail or Whisky Cocktail

  • 1.5 to 2 parts Uncle Nearest 1856 or Ritual Whiskey Alternative
  • .5 parts simple syrup
  • Fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
  • Lemons, cut into eighths
  • Fresh mint
  • Pellegrino Mineral Water

In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, add 6 mint leaves, a 1/4 cup of fresh berries (7 blueberries, 2 raspberries, and 2 black berries), simple syrup and three to four slices of lemon. Muddle the ingredients until they are soft. Add your whiskey or alternative. Add ice and seal the jar or shaker and shake until the shaker feels cold. If using a shaker, pour the ingredients into a cup and top with sparkling water. In the mason jar, simply unscrew the lid and top with sparkling water. You can prep the jars with mint, syrup, berries and lemon before guests arrive for easy service. They simply muddle, add their spirit, shake and drink!

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