Kick off football season with these tailgating essentials. Whether you’re headed out to the stadium, or plan to enjoy a front row seat at home, gear up for the game with these simple fan favorites. From easy tailgating grab-and-go bites to game day cocktails, we’ve got you covered for an effortless pre-game get-together.

Hydration Station

Create a “hydration station” where people can get water throughout the tailgate. Make the bottles of water festive to keep it fun and keep people hydrated from kickoff to overtime. Use your team colors to print papers to wrap around the bottles or for a simple DIY touch.

Halftime Honey

  • 1.5oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 3oz lemonade
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 2 dashes bitters

Quarterback Quench

  • 3oz Korbel California Brut Champagne
  • 1oz orange juice
  • 1oz melon liqueur

Coopers’ Cup

  • 2 parts Coopers Craft bourbon
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Top with Ale-8-One

Tailgate Time: Hosting for the Big Game

Football season is here which calls for simple and quick solutions to hosting at home or at the stadium for the big games. Check out our kick-off ready tips, tricks and recipes. Forget the Tablecloth Chalkboard paper can turn your table into a festive football tablecloth. Roll out the paper and draw your X’s and…

Blueberry Honey Tea

A refreshing kick-off cocktail that can easily be turned into a non-alcoholic option. For a “mock”tail version: 4oz unsweet tea 2oz cranberry juice

  • 1½ oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
  • 4 oz Unsweet tea
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • Garnish with blueberries

Early Times Highball

  • 1 1/2 oz Early Times
  • 4 oz carbonated soda (cola, ginger ale or club soda)
  • Garnish: cherry or lemon wheel


  • 1 ½ oz el Jimador Silver
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • 3 oz sour mix
  • 1 whole lime

Tennessee Mule

  • 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • ¼ tsps fresh lime juice
  • 1 stem mint sprig

Cilantro-Lime Corn on the Cob

  • 5 ears corn
  • Juice of one lime
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Feta cheese

Jack BBQ Chicken

  • ¼ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ½ tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper
  • ¼ tbsp salt

Fire Extinguisher

  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire
  • 1 pint hard apple cider

Lime Bloody Mary

  • 1 oz el Jimador Mexican Lime (or el Jimador Blanco)
  • 3 oz Bloody Mary Mix
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce (to taste)
  • Horseradish (to taste)
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon

Fruit Skewers

Dress up bottled cocktails with fruit skewers. Offer guests a variety of fresh fruit pieces and allow them to mix and match their favorites to enjoy with premixed cocktails such as Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails.


  • 8 eggs
  • 4 oz shredded ham
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Mason Jar (To-Go) Taco Dip

Pre-make mini taco dips that can be served straight out of a mason jar and enjoyed on the spot. Each person can have their own to-go taco dip. Individual To-Go Taco Dip: In mason jar add: 1 tbsp cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp canned black beans, rinsed 2 tbsp tomatoes (or salsa) Sprinkle shredded cheddar…

Fruit & Dip

While fruit salads are always a hit, serving them isn’t always ideal. Stack a variety of sliced fruits on skewers for an easy grab-and-go option. Here’s an easy, 3-ingredient fruit dip that we love:  

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream
  • 3 drops vanilla extract

Frito Dip

  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • ½ lb soft cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup grated onion

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