Drinks Magazine Drinks Magazine Find a Location near you Signup for our emails

Tailgating Favorites

It's Time For UCONN Football!

It's Time for UCONN Football, and that means it's time for tailgating. Whether you are at the game, watching it on ESPN or listening to it on the radio, if you are with friends it's party planning time. This year make M&R your offical tailgating headquarters for UCONN Football.

 

 

TAILGATING CHECKLIST!


ANGELS & DEMONS CINNAMON WHISKEY (750ml)
 
 
Like drinking Red-Hots candy in a glass. Smooth and velvety texture with a spicy hot cinnamon flavor. Drink neat, on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail recipe. Compare with Fireball! A great value cinnamon whiskey.
Perfect for rum balls, jello shots, cinnamon chai tea, or cinnamon apple martini.
COOPERS MARK BOURBON (750ml)
 
 
A blend of 4, 5, and 6 year old bourbon. A pale golden color with aromas of whole nuts, nougat, and caramel follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with grain cereal, anise, and spice notes. Finishes with a solid toast and toffee fade.
GRAYS PEAK VODKA (1.75 liter)
 
 
The purity of Grays Peak vodka is only achieved by using premium corn that is distilled 5 times in small batches using water that undergoes a proprietary reverse osmosis process to remove any trace minerals that can produce "hot" flavors. Grays Peak's smoothness makes it ideal for enjoying straight or enhancing flavors of any cocktail! Try with the Perfect Bloody Mary!

Wine Enthusiast
90


"Distilled from American grain and charcoal filtered, this vodka has a faint vanilla scent and a subtle sweetness, with a faint gingery twang on the finish. "
LE PETIT COQ BLANC (1.5 liter)
 
 
The newest sensation in bargain French wine. Le Petit Coq white blend overperforms. Fun and easy...perfect for tailgating! A blend of Chardonnay 60%, Viognier 30%, and Grenache Blanc 10%. A stylish, round and floral white wine with fresh and delicate citrus fruit aromas.
HART'S PASS CHARDONNAY (1.5 liter)
 
 
A value sized Chardonnay - that hits the balance with quality and price. Expressive notes of golden apples, ripe pear and a hint of butterscotch- a great match with cheese and crackers.
HART'S PASS MERLOT (1.5 liter)
 
 
A value sized Merlot - that hits the balance with quality and price. Easy drinking with notes of plum, blueberry and a hint of black tea- perfect with grilled burgers or ribs.
WHEAT RIDGE BOURBON RED BLEND (750ml)
 
 
The best of both worlds of those who love both red wine and bourbon! Traditional aromas of both premium red wine and bourbon mingle in the glass - black cherry, raspberry, molasses, and charred vanilla invite you in for a sip. On the palate, rich notes of black cherry and blackberry layer over brown sugar, coffee, and caramel. This wine will keep you warm on those chilly Fall afternoons!
RIOJA BORDON ROSÉ (750ml)
 
 
Rosés are still hot- even when the temperature is dropping. This Spanish gem is the perfect picnic partner- The nose shows raspberry and citrus notes. To the palate it is fresh, elegant and the price is right for sharing with a crowd.
GRAHAM NORTON SAUVIGNON BLANC
 
 
Graham Norton is an Irish actor, writer and comedian and now he can honestly say he has created an award winning white wine! This New Zealand Sauvignon blanc is the perfect wine for cocktailing.

Wine Spectator
90


"Rich and juicy, with honeysuckle, lanolin and savory, saline elements to the plump peach and melon core, finishing with vibrant acidity. "

 

Tailgating Tips For UCONN Football!

1. Dress in Blue and White! Show a little UCONN pride with a hat, jersey or sweatshirt! 
2. The Menu: Plan and do the prep work a day or two before the game. Keep the menu simple and pack prepared food in disposable containers.
3. Make a List Check off items as you pack. Remember the essentials like trash bags, paper towels and water.
4. Arrive 3 to 4 hours Early: You need time to set up and create your tailgating oasis.
5. Fly a flag or blue and white balloons. That way your friends can find you.
6. Food: should be ready 1 and 1/2 hours before the game starts. This is plenty of time for those going to the game to eat, clean up and extinguish fires.