When I think football, beer pretty much immediately comes to mind, yes. But sometimes it's fun to mix it up a bit. Or if you're throwing a Super Bowl this year, it's always good to offer other alcoholic beverages for non-beer drinkers.
In the spirit of the New Orleans Super Bowl (and in celebration of any Saints game), I offer up the Sazerac, the first and official cocktail of New Orleans.
To Make the Simple Syrup
1. To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in small saucepan.
2. Heat on medium-high, stirring frequently until all the sugar has dissolved to liquid.
3. Remove from heat and let cool.
To Prepare the Cocktail