Your Game Day Checklist for the Big Game
February 6, 2024

Get ready to huddle up because, at Angry Otter Liquor, we’re all about turning your watch party into an unforgettable fiesta! Whether you're a die-hard football fan or just here for the snacks (we don't judge!), we’ve got your back to make this game day epic.

Picture this: the smell of freshly popped corn, the clinking of glasses filled with your favourite drinks, and the roar of excitement as touchdowns light up the screen. Yup, that's the vibe we're talking about!

In this playbook, we’ve lined up the ultimate checklist for the big game. From stocking up on the best beverages to whipping up crowd-pleasing cocktails and snagging those perfect snacks, we’ve got all the insider tips to help you host like a pro. So, grab a seat, kick back, and get ready to score big with Angry Otter Liquor's Perfect Game Day Checklist!

Stocking Up for Success

Alright, game day champs, let’s start this on the right foot! The key to a legendary celebration? Preparation! And that begins with making sure your drink stash is game-ready.

At Angry Otter Liquor, we’re your ultimate squad when it comes to variety. We're talking about a lineup of beers that'll please any beer enthusiast, wines that elevate the occasion, and spirits that bring that extra kick to your party. Have some guests that don’t prefer liquor? Don’t worry; we’ve got them covered, with a full non-alcohol section!

Now, here’s the play: estimating how much you’ll need. Take a peek at your guest list (yes, even that friend who’s a ‘surprise’ guest every year) and calculate the quantities accordingly. Trust us, you’d rather have too much than run out mid-touchdown.
Pro tip: Don’t forget about variety. Some prefer the classics, while others are all about trying something new. Mix it up and keep everyone happy!

Whether you’re loading up on brews, wines, or spirits, Angry Otter Liquor's got your back. Swing by, load up that cart, and get ready to be the MVP of the game!

Crafting the Perfect Drink Menu

It’s time to raise the bar (literally) with the ultimate drink menu! Sure, cracking open a cold one is a timeless move, but let’s take it up a notch and craft a lineup that’ll have your guests doing a victory dance.

First down: Beers. From crisp lagers, to hoppy IPAs (Have you ever tried our favourites, our Angry Otter Lager, or Koi Killer IPA?) and everything in between, our shelves are stacked with brews that’ll please even the pickiest beer aficionado. Think of local favorites, seasonal specialties, and classic game day staples. Score!

But hey, let's not leave out the cocktail enthusiasts! How about mixing things up with some crafty concoctions? Go for the classics like Margaritas, Moscow Mules, or Old Fashioneds. Feeling adventurous? Try some themed cocktails – ever heard of the cocktails of San Fransisco or Kansas City? Find them here.

Want to try something new? Combine a beer with tequila, and you’ll have our current favourite, the Otter Sunrise. See the original recipe here.

And for those opting for a booze-free vibe, mocktails are the real MVPs! Refreshing, tasty, and perfect for everyone on the team. See some of our favourites here.

Now, here’s the playbook: prep ahead! Have your recipes sorted, ingredients lined up, and glasses chilled. And if you need any pro tips or last-minute suggestions, swing by Angry Otter Liquor – our team’s got all the secret plays to make your drink menu a total game-changer!

Game Day Snacks and Pairings

Impress your guests with more game-day recipes across our site and don't forget to visit an Otter Co-op Food Store for the best game-day snacks including $10 & $15 Party Packs (including Crispy Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries, Deep Fried Pickle Spears & more) or pre-order a fresh deli & meat tray for your party.

Last-Minute Reminders and Hacks

Alright, game day gurus, it's time to set the stage for an epic game! Sure, the game’s essential, but creating the ultimate atmosphere? That’s where the real magic happens.

Deck out your space with team colours, banners, or football-themed decor. Trust us, it’ll score major points with your guests. And hey, what’s a Super Bowl party without some friendly competition? Organize game-related activities during breaks – trivia quizzes, prediction games, or even a mini-football toss in the backyard. Keep the energy high and the fun flowing!

Also, remember, safety first! If there’s drinking involved, ensure everyone has a designated driver or arrange for rideshare options. Let’s keep the celebrations memorable for the right reasons.

So, whether you're cheering for your team, belting out your favourite tunes during halftime, or munching on those game-day snacks, creating the perfect atmosphere is all about bringing the game-day spirit to life. Get ready to cheer, jeer, and revel in the excitement – it's game time!

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