Swanky Super Bowl


A friend of mine recently called me all excited about the Beyonce Concert this weekend. She went on and on about the songs she’d likely perform, costume changes and the possibility of Destiny’s Child joining her on stage. Apparently she missed the occasion surrounding the concert (half-time show) also known as The Super Bowl! (sigh) I’ll be the first to admit that I am not an avid watcher of football; however my LoVe’s passion for the sport has somehow permeated into my world. Who knows by this time next year I may be hosting a traditional Super Bowl party???? Hmmmmm….

In the meantime, this post is dedicated to those who could care less about the game, but want to have a swanky affair and be able to say – I had the most fabulous Super Bowl party and truly mean it! Invite your besties, put your freak’em dress on and celebrate the BIG GAME! It would be sort of like the VH-1 version of Football wives…. Sexy and all about the glitz and glamour with a hint of football.  I mean it is a Super Bowl party after all…. PS. No throwing of cocktails of any kind! The drinks are too fab for that!


24k Golden Gate Bridge
1½ ounces Charbay Blood Orange vodka
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
½ ounce lemongrass-infused simple syrup
dash of Angostura orange bitters.

In a cocktail shaker, combine Charbay Blood Orange vodka, Campari, freshly squeezed orange juice, lemongrass-infused simple syrup and a dash of Angostura orange bitters. Add ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass that has been rimmed with superfine sugar and Oro Fino edible gold flakes .Garnish with a sugar figurine placed through the slice of blood orange, and sprinkle a little more gold on top.

1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
5 blackberries
3 oz Lemonade

Muddle four blackberries in bottom of a tumbler.  Add ice, Russian Standard Vodka and lemonade.  Garnish with remaining blackberry.