In a world of sports, champion hosts have to mix with the best. Get ahead of the kick-off and pick your favourites now from our all-star cocktail recipes.
If you love a G&T with lemon, then you’re sure to be a fan of other zesty gin cocktails like the Tom Collins. To make, simply add gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and soda water to a tall glass with ice for a refreshing winner.
Go for gold and play with premium ingredients to create crowd-pleasing Champagne cocktails. As well as Champagne or sparkling wine, this classic Champagne cocktail features cognac, sugar syrup and a delicious dash of bitters.
Don’t let the ominous-sounding name fool you – this drink is just right for sipping on a sunny afternoon as you watch your favourite sport. One of the hottest rum cocktails, Dark and stormy is similar to a Moscow mule, but built in the glass and with dark rum subbed in for vodka.
Let’s all cheer this legend among easy spring and summer cocktails. We’ve got the recipe for you to create a solo Sangria, but the beauty of this Spanish red wine recipe is that it’s one of the best cocktails to make in big batches for entertaining a crowd. Simply add all the ingredients to a jug and your guests can serve themselves.
If tequila cocktails are your party pick, make the Tommy’s margarita your go-to for laid-back drinking in front of the game. Made with agave syrup instead of orange-flavoured liqueur, it’s a smoother choice than the standard margarita.
If bourbon is your go-to for game drinks, you’ll need to roll out some good whiskey cocktails, starting with the Old fashioned. This popular cocktail is a step up from whiskey on the rocks – add a sugar cube or a spoonful of syrup, mix in some bitters, then bring on the bourbon. Finished with an orange twist, it’s an effortlessly stylish drink.
You don’t have to live in the same state as the Big Pineapple to sit back and sip on a sweet frozen Pina colada – it’s spot on for any Aussie sporting occasion. To make the MVP of Malibu cocktails, blend up coconut white rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream, then pour over crushed ice and enjoy.
Sports season is also strawberry season and if you have a blender on your side, then this frozen classic is a top score for a hot day’s game. One of the best white rum and Cointreau cocktails around, the Strawberry daiquiri has lime juice to balance the sweetness and enhance the flavour burst of the berries.
Ready to tackle your sports entertaining to-do list? Head to First Choice Liquor Market for all the ingredients you need for these classic cocktails. While you’re there, stock up on wine, beer, spirits and premix, and more great drinks to keep the whole team happy. Then keep raising your game all season with more great cocktail recipes.