Big-Batch Cocktails: Fireball Sangria
Entertaining a large group before the big game? Try this crowd-pleasing sangria and serve it in a DIY football drink dispenser.
- 1 cup mango juice
- 1 cup peach juice
- 2 cups Fireball whiskey
- 2 bottles red wine
- 3 apples, cut into wedges
- 1 cup pineapple, cut into 1" pieces
Add the juices, whiskey and red wine to a large container or drink dispenser. Stir well to combine.
Add the cut fruit and allow to rest for at least 3 hours before serving.
Serve with additional fruit (if desired) and a cinnamon stick.
Tip: This is excellent served chilled, but can be served warm for events in cooler weather.
Football Drink Dispenser
To turn a sports drink cooler into a football-inspired cocktail dispenser, remove the spigot and use painters' tape to carefully mask off all areas that you do not want to paint.
Spray paint the container with brown paint that includes a primer and is suitable for plastics. Allow to dry completely, according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.
Cut strips of thick, white fabric to resemble football laces. The lengths will vary depending on the size of your container. You will need two long pieces for the center (about 8-9 inches), and five or six small pieces (about 2 inches) to cross the two long pieces. The widths of all pieces should be the same (about 1/2 inch).
Center the two long strips over the spigot. Add the cross pieces, distributing them evenly over the long pieces.
Remove the masking tape and clean the container before use.