Olympic Celebration Cocktails: Gold Medal-Worthy Recipes

Updated November 9, 2021
Olympic Celebration Cocktails

The Olympics are only held every two years, so hosting a party with some fabulous Olympic-inspired cocktails is a great way to celebrate this global sporting event. After all, it only takes a few great themed drinks to take your Olympic viewing party from bronze to gold in with just a splash.

Cocktails for the Olympics

Calhoun & Company Communications has provided several fabulous cocktail recipes perfect for sipping while you watch your favorite event. Each recipe makes a single drink unless otherwise noted.

Camarena Olympic Torch

Camarena Olympic Torch

A refreshingly bubbly cocktail, it has spiced citrus flavors that are sure to win gold.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To make the spiced orange syrup, heat the first five ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When the sugar dissolves, strain the mixture. The strained mixture is the syrup; the rest is waste.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, bitters, spiced orange syrup, and lime juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into Champagne flute.
  6. Top off with brut.
  7. Garnish with orange twist.

Star-Spangled Sparkler

Star Spangled Sparkler

A juicy and fizzy cocktail, you can also enjoy this cocktail over brunch when the Olympics inevitably start when you're usually sipping coffee.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, and crème de cassis.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into Champagne flute.
  4. Top off with Champagne.
  5. Garnish with strawberry slice.

World Record Splash

World Record Splash

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 1½ ounces pinot noir
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave nectar
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces grapefruit soda
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, pinot noir, lime juice, and agave nectar.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into stemless wine glass or rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with grapefruit soda.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

All-Around Champion

All Around Champion

This is a perfect tequila recipe for a group get-together, it has sweeter flavors perfectly offset by the lime juice. With five servings, everyone will happily have a drink in hand.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces rosemary-infused Camarena Silver Tequila
  • 1 pint lemon sherbet
  • 4 ounces lime juice
  • 4 cups ice
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. To infuse tequila, add several sprigs of fresh rosemary to the bottle of Camarena Silver Tequila.
  2. Allow the rosemary to infuse in the tequila for 24 to 48 hours.
  3. Before using, remove the sprigs.
  4. In a blender, add ice, tequila, lemon sherbet, and lime juice.
  5. Blend until desired consistency.
  6. Pour into cocktail glasses.
  7. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Gold Medal

Gold Medal

A golden reminder of why you're watching your favorite athletes sprint, flip, and skate their way across your screen.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Silver Slopes

Silver Slopes

You may not be chilly when watching the bobsleds whizz by or the cold breeze on the top of the ski jump, but you can feel the chill in spirit.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces rum
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce orgeat
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, blue curaçao, orgeat, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with prosecco.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Slapshot

Slapshot

Slapshots may draw penalities if they get a bit overzealous, but this drink sure won't.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces tart cherry juice
  • ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 dashes walnut bitters
  • Ice
  • Three whole cocktail cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, tart cherry juice, maraschino liqueur, cinnamon schnapps, and bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cocktail cherries.

Smoked 'em

Smoked em

As you're cheering on your favorite races, you can sip this in hopes that your chosen athlete leaves the rest in the dust.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pear vodka
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ¼ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • Ice
  • Pear slice, rosemary sprig, and charred cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add pear vodka, elderflower liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and cinnamon schnapps.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pear slice, rosemary sprig, and charred cinnamon stick.

ROC

ROC

With the suspension feeling indefinite, enjoy this riff on a white Russian.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • ¾ ounce bourbon
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces milk
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, caramel vodka, bourbon, coffee liqueur, and milk.
  2. Stir to mix.

Closing Ceremonies

Closing Ceremonies

This nightcap is a great conclusion to your long and tiring day of watching the Olympics.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces gin or vodka
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, gin, dry vermouth, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Sip While Supporting Team USA

An Olympics viewing party is great fun for everyone. Sip a few cocktails and relax as you watch the Olympic athletes bring glory to the United States!

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