As you’re gearing up for the 2018 fantasy season, I’ve drafted out a few rounds of cocktails that’ll definitely be breakout canditates for your fantasy draft party. If you don’t feel like rostering all of these drinks, just stream a few picks that you like.
Amari Cooper is clear the WR1 that’s set to have a bounceback year with a healthy Derek Carr under center and an improved coaching staff led by Jon Gruden. Right now his current Average Draft Position (ADP) is the back of the 3rd round – which could be either a steal or a total bust depending on their yet-to-be-seen 2018 offense. “Amaro” is Italian for “bitter” and describes a group of low-ABV aperitifs and digestifs usually used to either stimulate an apetite, or settle your stomach after a large meal. Sounds perfect for a pick like Amari Cooper.
- 1.5oz Rye Whiskey
- 1oz Aperol
- 1oz Sweet Vermouth
- 3 dashes Peychauds Bitters
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Doug Martin, the newly signed RB from Tampa Bay, is heading into the 2018 season with an unclear timeshare with local hero Marshawn Lynch. Fantasy-wise, no one knows what this backfield is going to look like so it’s a little bit of a gamble drafting Doug Martin in the back of the 10th round. Still, you’ll probably want a stiff drink while deciding – and this cocktail delivers.
- 2oz London Dry Gin
- 1oz Dry Vermouth
- Pinch of high-quality sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a coupe glass served up. Garnish with either an expressed lemon twist or briny olive.
Ever since his 60+ yard carry for a TD (that was later overturned) in the first pre-season game against the Lions, Marshawn Lynch’s ADP has completely skyrocketed to the 4th round. If we believe this team is destined for a higher success on offense (especially with new weapons like Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant), Marshawn can be counted on to be the goal-line back and score a ton of touchdowns. Here’s a refreshing glass of Southern Hospitality to cool you down while you click “Draft” on Beastmode this year.
- 1.5oz Jack Daniels Whisky (or your favorite bourbon or rye)
- 1oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- .5oz simple syrup
- .5oz St. George Raspberry Liqueur
Combine all ingredients into shaker with ice. Strain and serve in a highball glass top and with soda water.
Silver and Black
Who doesn’t love ain ice cold Silver Bullet at 10am on a Sunday morning? No one that’s who. We’re keeping it dead simple with this classic boilermaker.
- 1 Coors Light
- 1 shot of Fernet
Serve and enjoy.
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