August 15, 2017 Food & Drink

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

It’s that time of the year when every football fan is gearing up for full tailgate mode.

Armed with cases of beer, shot glasses and big-batch punches, alcohol is no stranger to football pregames. If you’re looking to step up your tailgate drink game, these easy to make cocktails by Dixie Vodka are sure to make your pregame party the best in town. Dixie Vodka was born out of the need for a craft vodka with an authentic Southern pedigree.

Made for Southerners by Southerners, Dixie Vodka is crafted in Charleston, South Carolina. Named “The South’s Best Tasting Vodka”, Dixie Vodka is an all-American brand from packaging materials to its Southern-sourced ingredients.

Here are 10 Dixie Vodka cocktails perfect for any Southern tailgate this football season!

Clubhouse Cooler Dixie Vodka

The Clubhouse Cooler (Arnold Palmer-type punch)

  • 1 bottle Dixie Mint Vodka
  • 4 cups of lemonade
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large tea bags (or 12 individual) for iced tea (or purchase your choice of pre-made sweet tea)
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • 8 lemon slices

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in tea bags. Let tea bags steep for 5 minutes then remove. Stir in one cup of sugar until dissolved. Pour tea, lemonade, and Dixie Mint Vodka into preferred punch serving bowl. Add additional 3 quarts of water and stir together. Muddle handful of mint leaves in a separate bowl and add to punch ingredients. Cover and chill until cool. Fill mason jars with ice and pour in tea. Garnish with mint sprig and lemon slice. Sit back and enjoy!

Autumn Shandy Dixie Southern Vodka cocktail

Autumn Shandy

  • 1.0 oz. Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • 2-4 oz. dry hard cider

Combine first three ingredients in a shaker tin over ice. Hard shake and pour into rocks glass with one large ice cube. Top with cider and serve. Also can be made in single-serve portion in a large batch

Georgia - Nehi Orange Soda + Dixie Southern Vodka

Georgia’s Dixie Twang

  • 2oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 4oz Nehi Orange Soda
  • shake with ice
  • squeeze of 1/4 lime
Beauregard's Buck (Bottle)

Beauregard’s Buck

  • 1.5 oz. Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Dixie Mint Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 4 to 6 oz. ginger beer

Squeeze lemons juice into a Collins glass (or Moscow Mule mug) and drop in the spent shell. Add 2 or 3 ice cubs, pour in both vodkas and fill the glass with ginger beer. Stir.

North Carolina - Cheerwine + Dixie Southern Vodka

North Carolina’s Dixie Cherry Picker

  • 2 oz Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 4 oz Cheerwine
  • shake with ice
  • squeeze of 1/4 lemon
  • squeeze of 1/4 lime
South Carolina - Cannonborough + Dixie Mint

South Carolina’s Dixie Charleston Charmer

  • 2 oz Dixie Mint Vodka
  • 4 oz Cannonborough Grapefruit Elderflower
Tennessee - Jumbo Fruit Punch + Dixie Vodka

Tennessee’s Whistlin’ Dixie

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 3 oz Jumbo Fruit Punch
  • shake with ice
  • top with soda
  • squeeze 1/4 lime
DixieTigerPaw Tiger Cocktail Dixie Vodka

Dixie Tiger Paw

  • 2 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • 0.5 oz St. Germain
  • 1 oz Mango Puree (can substitute with mango juice)
  • 1 Lemon Wedge, Squeezed and discarded
  • Shake and pour into mason jar, top with soda, garnish with sliver of dried mango.
DixieTide Dixie Vodka

Dixie Tide

  • 1 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 1.5 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2-4 oz dry hard cider

Combine first three ingredients in a shaker tin over ice. Hard shake and pour into rocks glass with one large ice cube. Top with cider and serve.

Southern Charm (Bottle)

Southern Charm

  • Fill shaker with ice; add:
  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Shake; pour in ice-filled glass. Top with tonic. Garnish with cucumber slice.

We can’t wait to try these recipes at tailgate! Which one is your favorite from Dixie Vodka?

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