The Saturday morning pre-tailgate rush is a core part of the Boston College experience.
You’ve missed your first few alarms, you’re just a bit hungover from the previous night, and you need to quickly throw on your best basic-but-not-too-basic BC gameday ’fit.
Amid all of this hurry, students don’t have time to prepare a complex cocktail before gallivanting around the Mods. Having an easy-to-make beverage that you can throw together as you get ready can both relieve the stress of early morning tailgates and expedite the fun. If you want a beverage more complex than a typical beer or seltzer, here is a list of three simple cocktails that will make your next tailgate experience all the more enjoyable.
This goes without saying, but the optimal vessel for these beverages is a red Solo cup.
One can of High Noon (whatever flavor you like)
- Pour orange juice until you fill about one-quarter of your cup.
- Pour in your High Noon until you fill your cup.
- Lightly mix the two liquids together. (If you mix them too roughly, you will flatten out the carbonization of the High Noon).
- Optional: add in chopped fruit of whatever flavor High Noon you chose.
- Sip and enjoy!
Bailey’s and Coffee
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
- If you’d prefer to have an iced spiked coffee, pour as much ice as you want into your cup. (If you’re using a Solo cup, make sure the coffee has cooled down a bit).
- Instead of milk or creamer, pour in Bailey’s to your liking. I like about 2 ounces.
- Stir together and cheers!
Fall, Football, and Fireball
Apple cider (hot or cold)
2 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
- Pour apple cider—either hot or cold—into your cup. (As with the coffee, make sure the cider is not too hot).
- Pour in Fireball to your liking. I prefer about 2 oz.
- Mix, sip, and enjoy!