Get game-day ready with 10 tailgate-tested food and drink recipes.
With year-round sunshine and sports teams aplenty, tailgating is a regular weekend affair for many Texans. In our Texas Issue (March/April 2013), we feature the necessary accessories for a proper Texas-style tailgate, but equally important as the cooler and the cups is what you’ll put inside—here are 10 food and drink recipes that’ll have you game day-ready, wherever your tailgate takes you.
A batch of Margaritas is just the thing to kick off any parking-lot party, and this pitcherful brightens things up with a splash of grapefruit juice. Click here for the recipe.
Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
Keep hydrated and refreshed with this mint-spiked melon cooler. Click here for the recipe.
Beer and pretzels are the ultimate game-day combo, especially when the fused into one delicious snack. Click here for the recipe.
Whether you use it as a chip dip or a spread for bread, this tangy pimento cheese is a must. Click here for the recipe.
DIY Bottled Americanos
Beer isn’t the only bottled beverage you can enjoy come game day—these pre-batched bottled cocktails are a cinch to make with the right tools and offer a refreshing fizz to boot. Click here for instructions.
Chicken and veggie skewers on the menu? Marinate them in this mix of tequila, citrus and cilantro for some great game-day grilling. Click here for the recipe.
Bee Sting Cocktails
If you can’t beat the heat, join it! This tequila- and jalapeño-spiked cocktail can easily be multiplied into a batch big enough for your entire game-day crew. Click here for the recipe.
Chipotle- and Beer-Braised Tacos
Tacos + tailgating—a perfect pair! This beer-braised beef practically cooks itself—simply fill tortillas and serve. Click here for the recipe.
Blonde Ale Burger
One bite of these beer-spiked burgers and you’ll never go back to a plain old patty. Click here for the recipe.
In need of a sweet treat before the final play? Bite down on these coffee icing-capped brownies. Click here for the recipe.