5 Orange Drinks for the Last Football Tailgate

-Amy Schwartz

After a great 2-month run, football tailgate season is coming to an end. On November 12th, Syracuse students will be putting on their orange high socks and Otto face stickers to honor the football team for the last home game of the season. To make sure your celebration is the tailgate to end all tailgates, here are a few orange-themed drink recipes you OTTO know:

Mimosa Sangria

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Since the game is at 12:30pm, tailgating festivities are bound to start very early. What’s a better pair to your morning pancakes than orange juice? Nothing. What’s a better pair to orange juice than alcohol? Also nothing. Try this combination of two delicious drinks, mimosa and sangria, to wake you up. The best way to start your day is this recipe here.

Orange Dirty Shirley

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We all loved Shirley Temples when we were younger. Now, the drink is back and completely tailored to our more mature desires. Your new favorite Shirley Temple is exactly how the older you would want it: “dirty.” Adding orange vodka to the classic drink satisfies the child and the Orangeman in you. Get the recipe here.

Orange Peel Jello Shots

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For the frequent tailgater that gets tired of sipping their alcohol, here’s a way to eat it! JELLO shots are a fun and easy way to get a pre-game buzz and these are also festive! The bitter taste of vodka is covered with sweet orange JELLO and the orange peel makes for the perfect shape to eat out of and to Insta! Check out the recipe here.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

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Even though the ‘Cuse winter is soon-approaching, orange creamsicles never go out of season. This cocktail version is made with whipped cream vodka and topped with a dollop of whipped cream for the perfect finish. Check out the fruity and creamy alcoholic treat here.

Orange Gin Fizz

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For the tailgaters who like their alcohol heartier than wine and vodka, there’s an orange-flavored gin drink for you. Impress your peers by creating this egg white, orange juice, gin, and club soda concoction. Get the recipe here.

Orange you glad you won’t have to suffer through plain shots of vodka? Hopefully you enjoy each sip of these recipes and remember your favorites for next season. Or not.

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