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Snacks and Drinks to Keep Your Game Day Guests Revved Up

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We partnered with Boxed.com to bring you everything you’ll need to make sure the crowd is ready for the game. Get all your snacks, groceries, and drinks in bulk delivered free at Boxed.com.

There’s no shame in tailgating since breakfast, but by now, you and your friends are either sulking in crushing defeat or relishing in the close win of the morning’s match—either way, sounds like it’s time for a drink, and a snack or five!

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drinks for the team

Gus is on our team, sorry.
Gus is on our team, sorry. Photo by Julia Gartland

Below are cocktail recipes that can be easily multiplied to satisfy your crew size (and to show your team colors!). Buy plenty of ice, too.

Mid-Winter Margarita
Mid-Winter Margarita
David Welch's Red Boat Bloody Mary
David Welch's Red Boat Bloody Mary
Apple Rye Punch

Apple Rye Punch by Kate Williams

Michelada (a.k.a. Bloody Beer)

Michelada (a.k.a. Bloody Beer) by TheFlyingFoodie

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz by Marian Bull

The Gin Hound

The Gin Hound by JRDsquared

Bourbon, Orange, and Ginger
Bourbon, Orange, and Ginger
Pineapple Daiquiri Punch

Pineapple Daiquiri Punch by Food52

Basil-Vodka Gimlet

Basil-Vodka Gimlet by Oui, Chef

all-star munchies

No one has to know how insanely easy it was to make the food (or that you took it out of the freezer to heat).

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The 3-Ingredient Egg Snack I'd Happily Eat Every Hour of Every Day
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The 3-Ingredient Egg Snack I'd Happily Eat Every Hour of Every Day
 Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs

Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs by foxeslovelemons

Split Pea "Meatballs" with Pistachio Yogurt

Split Pea "Meatballs" with Pistachio Yogurt by Josh Cohen

Make it a spread

With a few components prepped ahead of time, you can create a platter for your guests to build or mix-and-match as they want.

How to Build the Essential Mezze Spread (the Sara Jenkins Way)
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How to Build the Essential Mezze Spread (the Sara Jenkins Way)
ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast

ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast by Kenzi Wilbur

La Merenda, or How to Snack the Italian Way

La Merenda, or How to Snack the Italian Way by Emiko

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Or spreads:

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato)
Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato)
Heidi Swanson’s Parmesan Cheese Spread

Heidi Swanson’s Parmesan Cheese Spread by Genius Recipes

Roasted Fennel & White Bean Dip

Roasted Fennel & White Bean Dip by singing_baker

If What's on TV Bores You, At Least You'll Have These Cheese Dips
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If What's on TV Bores You, At Least You'll Have These Cheese Dips

sometimes you just want a salad

When you want your cheese dips to come with a side of vegetables, here are some salads that will hold up throughout the game.

Taco Salad with Crunchy Chickpeas, Roasted Tomatoes & Cilantro Vinaigrette
Taco Salad with Crunchy Chickpeas, Roasted Tomatoes & Cilantro Vinaigrette
Spanish Roasted Potato Salad

Spanish Roasted Potato Salad by MySocialChef

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables

Toasted Farro Salad with Roasted Leeks and Root Vegetables by Elizabeth Stark

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Groceries, all boxed up and at your door. We partnered with Boxed.com (and ordered from them, too!) to bring you a series of posts that covers everything you need this tailgating season. Get all your everyday essentials in bulk delivered fast and free, with free samples, and no membership fees at Boxed.com.

What are your go-to midday tailgate bites? Tell us about them in the comments.


Tags: football, serves a crowd