21 Easy and Cheap Super Bowl Drinks 

Published October 21, 2022
Super bowl game and a mug of shandy

Don't break the bank when you're throwing a Super Bowl party or bringing the drinks to the festivities. Keep a little extra cash in your pockets with cheap Super Bowl drinks that won't skimp on the flavor. Take a stab at the single-serve drinks or whip up a big batch to make everyone smile.

Three-Ingredient Super Bowl Fizz

Splash your way into a cheap and colorful cocktail while you celebrate the Super Bowl this year.

Blue Cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail glass, add crushed ice, blue curaçao, and prosecco.
  2. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  3. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.

Shandy Cocktail

Don't splurge on an expensive craft beer for this beer cocktail, or beertail, for your Super Bowl party. Grab a pale ale or lager and a bottle of lemonade--or even start with a frozen lemonade to save a few more pennies.

Lemon beer shandy

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces lager or pale ale
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a beer glass, add lager and lemonade.
  2. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Super Bowl Mojitos for Many

Whip up mojitos that'll have everyone going "oh, yeah" after that first sip. These are especially great when the game isn't going well. This recipe makes approximately 12 servings.

Mojito drinks

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white rum
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed-lime juice or limeade
  • ½ cup mint simple syrup
  • 6 cups club soda
  • Ice
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, white rum, lime juice, mint simple syrup, and club soda.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish each with mint sprigs.

Hail Mary Mule

Moscow mules are a pretty cheap drink to make, and they couldn't be easier, making them an ideal party drink. These go one step further by using ginger beer and ginger ale to cut costs without losing the flavor.

Moscow Mule Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon or vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a copper mug or rocks glass, add ice, bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer.
  2. Top off with ginger ale.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge and mint sprig.

Blushing Margaritas

Pink lemonade serves as the base for this colorful margarita. No pink lemonade? Use traditional lemonade and add a splash of cranberry juice. Easy? Yupp. Cheap? You bet. Tasty? Oh yeah.

Blushing Margaritas

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3 ounces pink lemonade
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, pink lemonade, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Pantry Rum Punch

Sometimes a Super Bowl party punch is a great way to save money. Combine what you have on hand, or get creative and grab your favorite juices at the store or what's on sale to make a rum punch that's tasty and won't end with a text message from your bank telling you your account is overdrawn.

Refreshing Rum Punch

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces orange-pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces silver rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, silver rum, lime juice, orange-pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Garnish with orange wedge, if desired.

The Best Super Bowl Madras

Whip up some fruity juicy cocktails for the party with a classic madras. This recipe makes approximately ten servings.

Madras Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1½ cups orange juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, cranberry juice, vodka, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in cocktail glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Field Goal Highball

Fruit juices are one of the easiest ways to make a cheap and easy mocktail, and this virgin highball will fit right in with the other punches in the group. People may be asking you to mix one up for them. Just prepare.

Field Goal Highball, oranges and cherries

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Orange wheel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.

Super Bowl Party Paloma

Two ingredients for a delicious cocktail? The only thing better is your team standing on the field at the end of the game while the confetti rains down.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice, optional
  • Grapefruit soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, silver tequila, and lime juice if desired.
  2. Top off with grapefruit soda.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

White Wine Spritzers

Stretch your bottle of wine a little further with some club soda and fresh citrus juice. This makes approximately eight servings.

White Wine Spritzers

Ingredients

  • 750mL sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio
  • 2 cups vanilla club soda
  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, white wine, and lime juice.
  2. Just before serving, add vanilla club soda.
  3. Serve in wine glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Sweet Victory Mocktail

Who lives in a pineapple underwater and performed the Sweet Victory title track at the Super Bowl? I think we all know.

Sweet Victory Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Vanilla club soda to top off
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add pineapple juice and lemon juice.
  2. Top off with vanilla club soda.
  3. Garnish with orange wheel.

Linebacker Lemonade

There's actually no lemonade in this cocktail; consider this the whiskey's Long Island iced tea, but without all that alcohol

Whiskey lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, whiskey, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  3. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Dark and Stormy Super Bowl

Hopefully, the Super Bowl weather holds out and looks nothing like this drink. If spiced rum is cheaper than traditional dark rum, go right ahead and use that instead. Is the price of ginger beer putting you off? There's no reason you can't use ginger ale.

Dark and Stormy Rum Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer or ginger ale to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice and dark rum.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Coconut and Cola

Like the classic Cuba libre, but with a tropical twist for the Super Bowl.

Rum and Cola Cuba Libre

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Cola to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add coconut rum and lime juice.
  2. Top off with cola.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Extra Point Palmer

Slip an extra ingredient into your classic Arnold Palmer to take this mocktail the extra yard.

Extra Point Palmer Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces unsweetened ice tea
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • ¾ ounce caramel syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, ice tea, lemonade, and caramel syrup.
  2. Shake to chill and dissolve syrup.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.

Super Bowl Ciderball

Crack open a can or bottle of hard apple cider, and you're more than halfway to a cocktail. Get crafty by taking a few sips first to make space in the can, then add the whiskey directly!

Whiskey cider

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • Hard cider to top off

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Top off with hard cider.

Super Bowl Boozy Lemonade

The recipe calls for blueberry vodka, but you can use any berry or fruit flavor of your choice. You can even infuse vodka at home to avoid making an extra trip to the liquor store.

Lemon Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blueberry vodka
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemonade to top off
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, blueberry vodka, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Top off with lemonade.
  3. Garnish with blueberries.

Championship and Tonic

You might be trimming a few dollars, but that doesn't mean you have to lose the flavors. Nowhere is that more evident than in this gin and tonic with a little something extra up its sleeves.

Glass of Gin and tonic with ice and lime

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce basil simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Tonic water to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, gin, and basil simple syrup.
  2. Top off with tonic water.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Beergarita

Beertails are a cheap and easy alternative to cocktails. That's a win all around on Super Bowl Sunday. A beergarita is no exception.

Refreshing Beergarita

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Lager to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a pilsner glass, add silver tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Top off with lager.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel, if desired.

Pick-6 Margaritas

It's no coincidence that this easy-to-make-and-drink batch margarita also makes six. Perfect for when your team can pull off this play.

Tequila and Lime Margaritas

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1½ cups silver tequila
  • ¾ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice or limeade
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a large pitcher, add ice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Serve in prepared glasses over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with lime wheels.

Audible Mocktail

Call an audible and switch to something without booze to keep your party going, or at least give your body a little bit of hydration during the Super Bowl party with a delicious mocktail. Cut corners and make it a two-ingredient mocktail with cherry limeade soda and a splash of cranberry juice.

Grenadine Drink

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Lime club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig, lime wheel, and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, grenadine, and cranberry juice.
  2. Top off with lime club soda.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig, lime wheel, and cherry.

Fun and Frugal Super Bowl Drink Tips

Don't waste time overthinking how you're going to pull off Super Bowl drinks without seeing your account in the red. Follow these tips, and you'll be on Easy Street.

  • Don't use top-shelf liquor, but don't use the bottom shelf either. Reach for a bottle of Jack Daniels instead of the Jameson, or Smirnoff instead of Grey Goose.
  • The same applies to any wine or beer that you use. Don't purchase the six-pack of craft beer when a twelve-pack of something else costs the same. Don't underestimate the value and quality you can find in boxed or canned wine, either.
  • Frozen concentrated juices give you a lot of bang for your buck, and can be quite a bit cheaper than freshly-squeezed juice, so don't be afraid to pick a few cans up.
  • If limeade will cost you less than lime juice, do ahead and swap those ingredients around. So long as the flavor profile is similar, you can use cheaper ingredients.
  • As long as you're judicious, Super Bowl shots can also be a less expensive way to go. Pass out a shot each quarter, and allow guests to sip on water or another nonalcoholic beverage between shots.

Super Bowl Drinks That Won't Overdraw Your Account

Just because a drink is delicious doesn't mean it needs to be expensive or make you sweat your budget for the month. Enter Super Bowl drinks that aren't just showboat-worthy but won't break the bank either. Whether you down a nonalcoholic highball or whip up a batch of crowd-favorite mojitos, you'll soon find yourself the quarterback of the cheap and easy Super Bowl cocktail.

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21 Easy and Cheap Super Bowl Drinks