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Best Tailgating Cocktails

Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Cocktails with Hot Sauce make the Best Tailgating Drinks

No tailgating party, homegate, or football party is complete without a stocked bar. You need a cooler full of water and non-alcoholic choices. We also like having some Mexican beer on hand. After that, there's nothing quite like a signature cocktail to take your tailgating menu to the next level.

These 5 tailgating cocktails featuring El Yucateco Hot Sauce will have your friends begging for your secret recipe. Plus, they can all be batch-mixed, so you don't have to play bartender all day.

Bright red Bloody Mary with El Yucateco Hot Sauce bottles. One of the best tailgating drinks.

Brunch on Fire Bloody Mary

& Michelada

See this recipe in action on YouTube!

This fiery bloody mary mix adds a hint of sweetness to the classic bloody mary recipe, with a dash of mango juice. It's just enough to add a richer flavor without tipping it away from its salty origins.

If you would like some beer with your bloody red beverage, grab a bottle of your favorite Mexican lager and turn it into a Michelada!

Grilled Green Bloody Mary

Tall glass of green Bloody Mary beside a full brunch plate in a cozy breakfast nook.

This green Bloody Mary recipe is crisp, fresh, and a little smoky. Think of it as the breakfast smoothie of good tailgating drinks. Grill everything and blend up the mix the day before, then it can fit right into your DIY Drinks station, so you don't have to play bartender. The alcohol keeps the blended fruit and veg fresh for days. Not that it'll last that long…

Let Josh walk you through the whole process in our recipe video.

Electric Rodeo

Pale orange Electric Rodeo cocktail featuring El Yucateco Green Habanero Sauce, surrounded by ingredients and bar tools.

This beauty is a signature favorite of House of Blues locations all over the country. Blending Red Bull Orange, lemon juice, and El Yucateco Green Habanero Sauce, it's a drink that will pick you up and keep you energized through to the final touchdown. It's light, full of citrus, and a perfect way to perk-up your game day.

See all the details in the recipe video.

Green Devil Margarita with a lime garnish, featuring a bottle of El Yucateco Green Habanero Sauce. One of the best tailgating drinks!

Green Devil Margarita

See this recipe in action on YouTube!

This twist on the classic margarita recipe balances pineapple juice and Don Victor Agave Syrup with a kick of El Yucateco Green Habanero Sauce. It's a little sweet, a little spicy, and light enough not to weigh you down in the afternoon.

Mixed Messages

Bright green shot with El Yucateco Hot Sauce next to a pint of dark brown root beer. One of the best drinks for tailgating.

If you're looking for something a little wilder, consider hard root beer. This cocktail drops a shot of bright Green Chartreuse and El Yucateco Caribbean Habanero Sauce into a pint of hard root beer. Can your mates handle it?



  1. Pour the hard root beer into a pint glass.

  2. Pour Green Chartreuse and El Yucateco Caribbean Habanero Sauce into a shot glass.

  3. Drop the shot into the root beer and drink!

If you need some food to anchor these hot tailgating drinks, click over to our Best Homegating Recipes of 2020. It's a full tailgating menu, full of snacks, entrees, and even dessert. Or, review our list of best homegating and tailgating tips. This'll help you plan your tailgating party to run smoothly and easily, so you can enjoy the time with your friends.

Do you have a favorite El Yucateco cocktail we've missed?

What did you think of these 5 tailgating cocktails?

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For more hot and spicy recipes, check out these other posts:

Spicy 4th of July Recipes for Hot Sauce Lovers


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