I love a good Super Bowl Party even though I rarely watch a single football game all year long. My nephews, the bubblyologists, are huge football fans so they keep me updated on anything they think I should know.  And I typically host a watch party because let’s face it the cocktails and snacks are the best part.  

Super Bowl Sunday is the ultimate Sunday funday.  So, of course, we’re popping some bubbly and creating the perfect Super Bowl drinks in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Super Bowl Cocktails

Bubbly cocktails for your Super Bowl Party.  These recipes are easy and tasty!

In years past, we made drinks in the team colors, but we’ve made this combination several times in recent years, so we decided to take a different approach.  We did some homework and found these two cocktail recipes named after each city.  Of course, we took the original recipe and had to had our own extra twist to it to bubbly-ize it.  

Kansas City Bubbly Ice Water Cocktail

The Kansas City (Bubbly) Ice Water cocktail is actually a very refreshing drink, of course, made better because we topped it with bubbly.  

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Limeade
  • 2 oz Sprite
  • Top with Bubbly
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, vodka, triple sec and limeade.  
  2. Shake well.
  3. Add sprite.
  4. Top with bubbly.
  5. Optional: garnish with lime wedge.
Super Bowl Cocktail called the Kansas City Sparkling Ice Water, because of course, we had to top it with bubbly.

To make this drink extra fun, we added red brew glitter.  Brew glitter works best in sparkling drinks and doesn’t add any extra flavor, so it’s even better.  And since both teams are red and gold and the San Francisco Cocktail already had a gold hue, we added red to make this drink pop.

TIP: Trader Joe’s limeade is my secret ingredient in most of my cocktail recipes.  In fact, whenever you see me use limeade in a recipe, it’s the fresh limeade from Trader Joe’s.  What I love about it is that it contains both lemon and lime juice and is not quite as sweet as regular limeade.  Of course, you can always use fresh lime juice in this recipe as well and then just test it to see if maybe you need a bit more sprite. 

San Francisco Bubbly Cocktail

When I found this San Francisco cocktail, I knew I would have to have one of my taste testers over because I absolutely hate orange juice, but I was also very worried about how this would taste topped with bubbly.  And it turns out, it’s a great tasting drink. 

This drink definitely gives vacation vibes or brunch vibes.

  • 1 1/2-2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Banana Liqueur or Banana Puree
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice (canned works too)
  • 1/4 oz Grenadine
  • Top with Bubbly
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients except the bubbly.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass and top with bubbly.
Super Bowl Cocktail called Bubbly San Francisco.  And while it might taste more like brunch, it's named after the city, so we bubbly-ized it.

And it was true, my taste tester said this tastes like a  tropical drink and reminded her of a smoothie she loves.  So, it may not ideal for Super Bowl LVIII festivities, but will be great if you’re starting with a game day brunch.  We made it two ways because I screwed up the first time, so let me break that down for you.

I intentionally went out and bought a small bottle of 99 Bananas for this recipe and totally forgot to use it on the first drink.  I had used the banana puree instead.  So then I had to make it the correct way for her to compare.  Here’s her review:

  • Banana Puree: Very smooth and creamy.  You can really taste the banana, but not doesn’t have much of a banana aroma.  When we used the banana puree, we used 2 oz of vodka.
  • 99 Brand Bananas:  Not as smooth and creamy and has more of a bite.  You can smell the banana more than you can taste it.

The bottom line, if you don’t want to buy a banana liquor, the drink will be just as good with banana puree which you will need for the mocktail version of this drink.  When we used 99 Brand Bananas, we cut the vodka by 1/2 oz using only 1 1/2 oz. 

Super Bowl Party Mocktail Recipes

Of course we’re watching this with kids and those who don’t drink alcohol, so we created two non-alcoholic options for them to enjoy.

Kansas City Mocktail

I will say, I admit, I didn’t do as great of a job mimicking the mocktail to the cocktail recipe.  But everyone said this is a great drink and the best of all the ones we created.  With just a few simple ingredients, you have an easy and tasty mocktail.

  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Limeade
  • 4 oz Lemon-lime Soda (We used Sprite.)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a tall glass or a rocks glass with ice cubes and stir to combine.  We added red brew glitter to this too, but it’s optional.
Super Bowl Party mocktail for all the underage and non-drinkers.

TIP: We always have two different types of glasses when we have an option of an alcoholic drink or non-alcoholic.  Most of the time for the mocktail, we get a fun cup, but since we used glitter in these drinks, we opted for a rocks glass.  

San Francisco Bubbly Mocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz Banana Puree
  • 1 1/2 oz OJ
  • 1 1/2 oz Pinepapple Juice
  • 1/4 oz Grenadine
  • Top with lemon-lime soda (We used Sprite.)
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all incredients excpept for the lemon-lime soda.  
  2. Shake well.
  3. ​Pour into a tall or rocks glass.  
  4. Top with lemon-lime soda. 
A non-alcoholic version of the San Francisco perfect for your Super Bowl Party.

Big-Batch Drinks

You can certainly turn any of these drinks into big batch drink station.  One of the easiest ways to do that would be with the San Francisco.  I would create a batch recipe of the mocktail in a large pitcher and off to the side, have vodka, triple sec and bubbly to add to the drink.  

This may not be as easy to do with the Kansas City drink, but you can certainly create a big batch of each of them separately so no one is playin bartender all night long.

Super Bowl Food

All of our table supplies came from Party City or the Dollar Spot at Target in the fall.

At all Super Bowl parties you need the perfect finger foods to pair with the bubbly cocktails and mocktails.  We had a lot of fun this as well and decided to think outside the box a little bit.  Of course, everyone has their game day favorite snacks and we love those too and have eaten our fair share of spicy wings and delicious dips.

But we thought, just as we did for the Super Bowl Cocktail recipes, we’d think about each city and what its known for and create a food spread inspired by that.  We, of course, also thought about what pairs well with bubbly and the bubbly cocktails and mocktails we created and here’s what we came up with.

Our game day menu included:

  • Sourdough bread stuffed with brie and topped with crispy prosciutto
  • Pulled pork sliders
  • Popcorn chicken with BBQ sauce 
  • Pretzels with dip
  • Potato Chips with dip
  • Variety of cheeses
Super Bowl Party foods that pair well with sparkling drinks.

And then of course, to refresh after the halftime show, I always have some stand-by dips that go with tortilla or pita chips.  I keep a great Trader Joe’s Spinach Artichoke dip in the freezer at all times and I also have all the ingredients for the easiest and best Mexican dip that I have always made.

Cheers to Victory

This year’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is bound to me the most watched with all the attention on Travel Kelce and Taylor Swift.  Will you be watching the big game this year?  Are you like me and watching for the drinks and food and drinks?  Do you watch for the halftime show? Who are you rooting for?

Want More?

Since we don’t have any favorite teams here at Bubbly Side of Life, we’ve had a lot of fun over the years creating fun spreads throughout the football season.  And yes, we did head to Party City for all the table supplies and they did have an amazing selection of Super Bowl items. A couple items (napkins and serving boats) we grabbed in the fall from the dollar spot at Target.

Remember when the Chiefs took on the Buccaneers? Check out what we did for that game.

If you’re looking for other cocktail and mocktail recipes, one of the easiest places to go to organize them is Pinterest.  And often times we’re sharing the step by step process on Instagram, so we’d love for you to join us over there too.