Turn Up Your Tailgate With BACARDI Rum Tailgating Cocktails

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Now that football season is in full effect, tailgating is at an all time high! Fans gather beforehand to enjoy good food and drinks to get pumped for game time. Why not ‘Turn Up’ your tailgate with some delicious BACARDI Rum Tailgating cocktails!?

BACARDI recently unveiled some custom cocktails that will definitely make your tailgate party better. The Game Day Grog, The Draft Pick, and the Game Day Rum Punch are all tasteful blends of Bacardi Superior and Select Rums along with other ingredients to create tasty tailgate beverages. These cocktails go great with tailgate cuisine which could include anything from buffalo wings to baked beans to potato skins to a delicious grilled steak! Check out all of the recipes below and definitely serve these up at your next tailgating event.

Game Day Grog

The Grog


2 parts Bacardi Oakheart
3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
1 part Cinnamon Syrup
3 parts Octoberfest Lager
Nutmeg Dusted Granny Smith Apple Chunks


Shake Rum, Lemon, and Syrup well, then add the beer to the rest of the ingredients before straining over over fresh ice. Garnish with Cubed Apples (nutmeg dust optional.)

Cinnamon syrup:

Add 2 Cups of Sugar/2 Cups of Water/ 6 CInnamon Sticks to a pot. Place lid and bring all ingredients to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove pot from heat. Let ingredients stand with lid on for 15 minutes. Place Ingredients in the freezer until cool, strain out cinnamon sticks, and bottle the syrup.

The Draft Pick

The Draft Pick

1 Part Bacardi Superior or Bacardi 8
4 Parts ‘half and half’ half lemonade half iced tea

Build on ice and garnish with a lemon wheel

GameDay Rum Punch

Rum Punch


2 ½ parts Bacardi Superior Rum
1 part Bacardi Select Rum
2 parts GameDay BOOM! Syrup** (see recipe below)
2 parts fresh lime juice
¾ parts Blood Orange Liqueur (Solerno preferred)


Using a large container (insulated beverage container works the best), add all ingredients and stir with long wooden spoon. Fill container with ice to chill punch and BOOM…Enjoy!

**Homemade GameDay BOOM! Syrup:


3/4 liter Ceres Passionfruit juice
1/4 liter Ceres Guava juice
4 cups granulated sugar
1 madagascar vanilla pod
6 Cloves
2 Star Anise


Using a sauce pan, add all ingredients except for sugar and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Then add sugar, letting the sugar dissolve. Once the sugar is dissolved, strain syrup into a container. Place the container of syrup into the refrigerator to chill. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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