We’re a little (okay, a LOT) biased at SCDD, but we fully appreciate that all bets are off during the Iron Bowl. So whether you’re heading out for celebratory cocktails after the game, or just need one to console yourself after the final score, here are our picks for what to sip (courtesy of Birmingham’s own Bottega Cafe). Enjoy. (Oh – and these super cute gameday/cocktail dresses are by Judith March).
Roll Tide Roll (Also known as a Scarlett O’Hara)
Ingredients: 1 jigger Southern Comfort Juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 jigger cranberry juice Lime slices for garnish
Preparation: Pour the Southern Comfort, lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker with cracked ice, and shake well. Strain into a sour glass.
Wayne’s Orange Thing (Created by Wayne Russell)
Ingredients: 2 cups ice cubes 1/4 cup vodka 2 tablespoons orange liqueur 1/4 cup fresh orange juice Orange slices for garnish
Preparation: Combine first 4 ingredients in a martini shaker. Cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Remove lid, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired. Note: For testing purposes only, Grand Marnier was used for orange liqueur.