5 Great Super Bowl Cocktails

When the Super Bowl draws near, so does the need for fun cocktails.

One of the great things about Super Bowl Sunday is that it’s not just for die-hard football fans. The Super Bowl provides an annual excuse for sports lovers and party lovers alike to gather for fun, casual food and tasty beverages, all while watching a great sporting event punctuated by the best television commercials of the year. Of course, beer and football are the most traditional pairing of the day, but if you’re planning to host a group, you might want to have an easy non-beer option available as well. And there’s no better option for serving cocktails to a large group than the punch bowl. Mix up a big batch, set it out, and let your guests enjoy as they wish.

Here are five great Super Bowl batch cocktails we developed exclusively for Game Day, each made greater by the inclusion of Batch 22 as a base spirit. We’ll leave the garnishing and decorating of the punch bowl to you, but you might want to think about freezing some fun ingredients into ice cubes or a large ice mold (bundt pans work well) and/or floating some interesting garnishes in the punch itself.

A batch of punch with berries and lemons

Immaculate Reception Punch (about 15-20 servings)

Largely hailed as the greatest play in NFL history, Franco Harris’s catch in the final seconds of the 1972 AFC divisional playoff game won the day for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dubbed “The Immaculate Reception,” the ball landed in Harris’s hands after bouncing off an opposing player, after which Harris ran it nearly 50 yards for the TD. The 2 shots of rye in this recipe are a tribute to Harris (who died in December 2022) and the city of Pittsburgh, as this is also the town that gave birth to the Boilermaker (beer and a shot of whiskey).


  • 1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
  • 3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
  • 2 shots of rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1 bottle prosecco, chilled

Mix all ingredients, except prosecco, in a large punch bowl with ice and garnishes. When ready to serve, add prosecco and stir gently to combine.

Goalpost Punch (about 15-20 servings)

This recipe is based on a classic Southern Planter’s Punch, which evokes some of the traditional sweet-tea flavors of the American South.


  • 1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
  • 1.5 cups dark rum
  • 1 large Firepot tea bag 4 cups boiling water
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Float lemon wedges/wheels along with other garnishes


Pour 4 cups of boiling water over tea bag and mint leaves. Steep 5-10 minutes, then remove the tea bag and add sugar. Mix to dissolve. Allow to cool.

In a punch bowl, combine Batch 22, rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Add cooled tea. (Add ice to individual serving glasses.) Garnish with lemon wedge and mint.

Kickoff Punch (about 12-15 servings)

The original Mule cocktail was named for the spicy “kick” it gets from the addition of ginger beer. Here’s a great Mule punch that your guests will surely get a kick out of.


  • 1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (or Rose’s lime, which will be sweeter)
  • 12 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 5 cups Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and/or lime wheels


Mix all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a punch bowl with ice and garnishes Add ginger beer last.

Garnish individual glasses with mint leaves or lime wheels, if desired.

Spiked Pigskin Punch (about 15-20 servings)

This fruity, sparkling, lemonade-based punch is dangerously easy to drink, but bursting with vitamin C!


  • 1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
  • 1 bottle sparkling rosé prosecco, chilled
  • 4 cups bottled strawberry lemonade, chilled
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1⁄2 cup quartered thin grapefruit slices, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, plus more for garnish


Combine all ingredients (except prosecco) in a large pitcher or punch bowl; stir well. Add prosecco and mix gently. Serve over ice, garnished with additional quartered grapefruit slices and sliced strawberries.

Extra-Point Punch (about 20 servings)

Batch 22 loves cranberry juice, and this recipe is a riff on a classic Cape Codder, with the addition of a sparkling component.


  • 1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup triple sec or orange liqueur
  • Orange slices, lime slices, and whole cranberries for garnish


Mix ingredients (except prosecco) in a large bowl with ice. Add prosecco and gently stir to combine.

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