Tailgate Cocktail: Colorado State Edition

TailgateCocktailI don’t know about the rest of you, but last week’s game caused me to have a few more drinks than I had planned; for medicinal purposes of course, to deal with the stress.

This week should be a much calmer affair, as the Tide finally play a game in Tuscaloosa and welcome the Colorado State Rams. While in all likelihood, the game will not be competitive, it does provide an opportunity for some young players to gain valuable experience, and it gives former Offensive Coordinator Jim McElwain a payday that he can use to build his program.

Saturday’s game is an evening event, kicking off at 7 pm Eastern, so tailgating will be an all day necessity. Day drinking and playing an opponent from Colorado provides a fine excuse to try something that has been on my list of bourbons to try for some time, Breckenridge Bourbon.

Distilled high in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge Bourbon has won numerous awards in the spirits world, and I have read numerous reviews raving about the spicy yet smooth taste.  I found this cocktail on the distillery’s website and I think it will make a fine choice for Saturday’s game.  Raise a glass with me and enjoy a Breckenridge Breckfast.


  • 2 oz Breckenridge Bourbon
  • 5 mml maple syrup
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz ginger ale
  • 1 strip cooked bacon
  • 1 mini Eggo waffle


  • Mix bourbon, apple cider, and ginger ale throughly
  • Stir in maple syrup
  • Garnish with a strip of bacon and a mini Eggo waffle (think Bloody Mary style)
  • Serve over ice

Breckenridge Breckfast

The Breckenridge Breckfast is an unconventional cocktail, but it sounds delicious, and I have high hopes.  As with any all day tailgating situation, pacing is critical.  It’s a marathon, not a spring.  Enjoy responsibly and Roll Tide!

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