The Best Spiked Bites to Make for Football Season

The Best Spiked Bites to Make for Football Season.

By Halle Cook Published August 2021

Sundays take on a whole new meaning in the fall for football fans. The dreaded Sunday scaries disappear as the week kicks off with game day. We may not know which team will win or lose, but one thing is for certain, the perfect snack is unbeatable. An option like prosecco candy grapes is always a champion thanks to its simplicity. With just four ingredients they are a burst of flavor with each bite. The grapes soak in prosecco and vodka and are coated with flavored gelatin before heading into the freezer where they become frozen candied bites. Watch how to make them below.



Pro tip: Your guests may get thirsty after enjoying some munchies. Batch cocktails are a great way to please a group of fans! Use the excess prosecco and vodka mixture from after soaking the grapes to create a delicious drink. Add some grapefruit juice and soda water to serve a sparkling grapefruit punch.

The best game-day snacks are those that you can pop right in your mouth without taking your eyes off the game. Think about it, do you really want all your focus to be swirling some spaghetti while your team is 4th and goal? Whether you are setting up shop to tailgate or simply keeping your food and drinks nearby your TV, these spiked snacks are simple, portable and crowd-pleasing options for your game day grub.


Apple Pie Gelatin Cups

Apple Pie Gelatin Cups

  • 8 ounces non-alcoholic apple cider

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 4 ounces cold water

  • 4 ounces Cooper's Mark Apple Bourbon

  • Mini pie crusts

  • Whipped cream (optional)

Add cider to a pot and bring to boil. In a mixing bowl, combine gelatin and boiling cider and mix until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add bourbon and water, stir to combine. Pour into mini pie crusts (or gelatin molds). Place in refrigerator for 3 hours or until fully set. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream.

Planning a dinner to enjoy during halftime? Save some Maker’s Mark Bourbon to make a delicious wing sauce. These wings slide right in the oven for perfect caramelization, eliminating the worry of missing any highlights while grilling.


Maker’s Mark Chicken Wings

Maker’s Mark Chicken Wings

  • 2 ounces Maker’s Mark Bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

  • 2 crushed garlic cloves

  • 30 high quality chicken wings

Combine the bourbon, salt, sugar, hot sauce and garlic in a large container and mix well. Let sit covered in fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours for best results.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and a line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray.

Place chicken wings on the tray, barely touching each other and not stacked. If piled on each other, it will cause the wings to steam, not caramelize.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until at chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss in wing sauce immediately after removing from oven. To create a glaze, put sauced wings back in the oven to finish for 3-5 minutes and serve.

Strawberry-Coconut Rum Bites

Strawberry-Coconut Rum Bites

Place strawberries, stem up, in a container and cover with rum. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to overnight. When ready to serve, drain excess rum and coat in sugar.

Tequila Watermelon Pops

Tequila Watermelon Pops

Place watermelon slices in a baking dish. In a bowl, combine tequila and lime juice. Pour mixture over watermelon slices and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Drain excess liquid and poke popsicle sticks through the rind of the watermelon. When ready to serve, dip the tips of the watermelon triangles in Tajin.

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