This one, my friends, is a stretch. When the call went out to create a team-themed recipe as part two of our three-part football recipe extravaganza, I figured I could make one of two things: more Cincinnati chili or a striped bundt cake.
I dragged my feet and dragged my feet some more until it was time to turn in our recipes. It was then I realized my Cincinnati Bengal fan counterpart chose a striped bundt cake. I was equal parts relived and panicked. I no longer had to bake a cake, but I no longer had any idea what to do.
The Welcome to the Jungle cocktail is a mix of juices, coconut water, and vodka. The Cincinnati Cocktail is soda water and beer. Yeah. I opted for the former. Plus, if you are ever in the Cincinnati area, you might enjoy a trip to Jungle Jim’s.
See how this all came together? See how this is also the stretch I claimed at the very beginning?
My version is fairly easy. I simply ventured into my fridge and freezer, found some frozen pineapple and oj, added some pomegranate juice, and topped the whole thing off with a squeeze of lime and champagne.
Seems like it could do double duty for Sunday brunch for all the non-football fans out there. Or for those who need a drink to cope with their loved ones screaming like crazed lunatics at the TV. Cheers!
Welcome to The Jungle Cocktail
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 lime
- Blend the frozen pineapple and orange juice together until smooth.
- Divide the frozen mixture across two cocktail glasses, then pour in the pomegranate juice, and add a squeeze of lime.
- Top the concoction with as much champagne as the glass will hold or as desired.
- Sip and enjoy.
I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on the links below to check out all of the great recipes!
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