Tailgate Cocktail: Texas A&M Edition


There is no sugar coating it; this week has been a pretty lousy one for the Crimson Tide faithful.

We have all seen the Johnny Manziel fumble-into-touchdown highlight a few hundred times by now, and we are tired of waiting for another shot at the Autograph Bandit and Texas A&M.

If that wasn’t enough, Wednesday rolled around and Yahoo! Sports reported a story implicating former Tide star D.J. Fluker in allegedly receiving improper benefits.  Fortunately today we learned that UA compliance has been on the case since May, so we can focus on the task at hand – revenge.

We are mad, Aggies.  Fighting mad.  We don’t take losing football games lightly, especially in our own house.  The time of reckoning has finally arrived, so there is only one liquor that can properly reflect how ready for a fight we are: Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7.

Not the Single Barrel and not Gentleman Jack.  Although delicious, those expressions simply are not suitable for Saturday.  We need the black label.

Everyone has that one particular spirit that takes us to the dark side and for many of us, myself included, Jack is that spirit.  I once drank an entire fifth of Jack Daniel’s while playing Texas Hold ‘Em and believing I had won a hand by having three pairs, tried to fight my friends who dared disagree with me.

It’s time to get angry fellow Tiders, so join me in in a cocktail called the Agent Orange as we prepare to turn College Station into a desolate wasteland of pain and destruction.


  • 3 ounces Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Sour Mash Whiskey
  • 1 ounce peach liqueur
  • 6-8 ounces orange juice


  • Combine whiskey, peach liqueur and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake vigorously while pretending you are Coach Saban shaking some sense into an idiot sportswriter
  • Strain into a large hurricane glass

This is the part where I normally implore you dear readers to enjoy responsibly, but I feel that I would just be kidding myself this week.  It is finally Aggie revenge time.  We are mad as Hell, and it’s fighting time.  Roll Tide.

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