The Minnesota Gophers pulled out a three overtime victory at UNLV on Thursday. Before the game the hashtag #vivalasgophers was unleashed on the world, and UNLV fans had some fun tailgating.
The ZBT fraternity and a possibly a loose affiliation with something called “The Rebellion” which a student fan group, converted Airstream Trailer in a great tailgating setup. The Local Fox Station did a good job of covering it.
On a cold damp Saturday morning, a bit of coffee and Bailey’s is a sure fire way to warm yourself up and add a bit of cheer. With Notre Dame and Navy kicking the 2012 season off in Ireland at a 9am Eastern start, I can’t think of a better drink to start the day than Irish Coffee. This also fits our requirements for being a good tailgating drink because of it’s sparse ingredients and easy mixing technique.
In the picture we used a Tervis 16oz Mug with an optional lid. A pretty nifty addition to your tailgating gear since it works easily with both hot and cold drinks and doesn’t receive or transfer temperature to your hand. Plus it’s always fun to see what you’re drinking.
Irish Coffee Recipe
8oz Strong Black Coffee
1.5-2oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 tsp Brown Sugar
Heavy Cream or Whipped Cream
Combine coffee, Bailey’s, and brown sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved. If using heavy cream, pour over the back of a spoon so that cream rests on top of coffee. For tailgating in the wild, I suggest using a Reddi-Wip can to add to the top of your drink.
There are many factors that go into choosing which beer to buy. Depending on your station in life, it may just come down to what gets you the drunkest while being the cheapest. You may have a little more money and slightly refined taste buds, but not also shell out big bucks for a sessionable beer. Have no fear, we’ve compiled the numbers so that you can make an informed decision. Though prices fluctuate over time and from store to store, the relative value should remain more or less constant. As you may imagine, anything with Ice in the name or any other big domestic beer does pretty well in these terms. European beers and low calorie beers give you the worst value. On the chart below, the lower the Price/Alcohol Ratio number is, the more buzz you’re getting for less bucks. Do your own taste test, and decide which beer is the right choice for you.
We’ve mentioned our love of a travel bar before. But sometimes you need to be more portable or discreet. That’s where the Bar10der tool comes in. This all purpose bar tool features a bottle opener, corkscrew, channel knife, jigger, muddler, reamer, standard knife, stirrer, and strainer. Which should cover any type of cocktail you’re going to make out in the wild. The $50 price tag is a bit hard to swallow, but if you’re a hard core liquor person and always need a drink, this tool should serve you well.
Over the past year or so, the general love and appreciation of Solo Cups has grown by leaps and bounds. The strange “don’t ask don’t tell” drinking policy of The Grove lead to an Ole Miss blog being called Red Cup Rebellion. We’ve been no stranger to highlighting solo cup stories (here and here). Then Toby Keith comes along and writes an ode to the product that is just as quickly performed on Glee. Which makes sense, because beyond tailgating, the largest proliferation of solo cups in recent years has been to hide teenage drinking on tv from MTV’s Laguna Beach up to ABC Family’s Greek. In addition to music, we now have some pretty decent art saluting America’s most beloved disposable drink holder. More recently, using just a solo cup to drink from has become not enough. You can hide the fact that you actually prefer cans by drinking from a solo cup koozie. And if you’re into showing off, you might fancy your wine out of a solo cup with a glass stem attached to the bottom.
I’m certainly no stranger to using solo cups and they certainly have their time and place. But I also wouldn’t go so far as to prefer them. I’ve been known to bring a pint glass to drink from a growler at a tailgate. And mason jars are a pretty good way to store and chill some liquor in a cooler while also creating a tastier drinking experience. So I’ll just disagree with Toby Keith on this one.
Now a red solo cup is the best receptacle
For barbecues, tailgates, fairs and festivals
And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles
If you prefer drinking from glass – Toby Keith