Beer is 'Block & Tackle' Beverage, But Cocktails Are Super for the Big Game

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Everyone knows that beer is the "block & tackle" beverage of choice for Super Bowl parties and entertaining, but if you want to wow your fans, aka guests, put cocktails in your starting line-up. International Beverage USA, with the help of some noted Manhattan-based mixologists, have created the following Mekhong Thai Spirit cocktails with a Florida citrus flair that will put extra points on your menu board for the "big game."

Everyone knows that beer is the "block & tackle" beverage of choice for Super Bowl parties and entertaining, but if you want to wow your fans, aka guests, put cocktails in your starting line-up. International Beverage USA, with the help of some noted Manhattan-based mixologists, have created the following Mekhong Thai Spirit cocktails with a Florida citrus flair that will put extra points on your menu board for the "big game."

Editors note: drink images available upon request.

Tampa Bay Third and Long

2 1/3 shots Mekhong

½ shot Fresh squeezed Lime Juice

Ginger beer (or ginger ale)

1 dash of Angostura Bitters

3 lime wheels

Directions: Pour Mekhong and lime juice into a long tall Collins Glass. Add
ice and lime wheels. Cover with a shaker tin and shake briefly. Top off
with ginger beer and add bitters. Serve with a straw.

Tampa Bay Thai Score

1 ½ shots Mekhong

¾ shots Fresh squeezed lime juice

¾ shots Maraschino Liqueur

½ shots Passion fruit puree

Directions: Pour Mekhong and the rest of the ingredients into a mixing
glass. Add ice and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds. Strain into a
chilled martini-cocktail glass. Garnish with half orange wheel and a
cherry.

Tampa Bay Thai Breaker

2 shots Mekhong

1 shot Fresh squeezed Lime Juice

1 shot Cointreau

Cucumber wheels

Seasonal fruits (watermelon, tangerine, etc.)

Ginger ale

Directions: Combine Mekhong, Cointreau, lime juice, mint, fruits and
cucumber in a Collins Glass. Add ice and cover with a shaker tin. Shake
briefly and vigorously. Top of with Ginger Ale. Serve long with a straw.

Tampa Bay Thai-me Out

3 shots Mekhong

1 shot sweet (Italian) Vermouth

¾ shot Benedictine

Orange twist

Directions: Pour Mekhong and the rest of the ingredients into a mixing
glass. Add ice and stir for 35-40 revolutions. Strain into a chilled
martini-cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Tampa Bay Half Thai-me

1 ½ shots Mekhong

¾ shot Fresh squeezed Lime Juice

¾ shot Cherry Heering

½ shot Benedictine

½ shot Cointreau

2 shots Pineapple juice

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Orange half wheel

Directions: Combine Mekhong and the rest of the ingredients in a
Hurricane Glass. Add ice and cover with a shaker tin. Shake briefly and vigorously. Top off with dashes of Bitters. Serve long with a straw and garnish with an Orange half wheel.

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