Big weekend of college football on the way! Matt and Hank start off by breaking down the playoff rankings and scenarios. How do we see it sorting out?
Then at 20:00 we talk some NFL headlines, including Eli in New York and the NFC South's playoff chances.
At 29:00 we highlight some holiday cocktails from Smirnoff to get you ready for the season! See the recipes below.
Then we'll touch on the Tennessee coaching search at 33:00 and make our championship game picks at 39:00!
Cardamom Pear Punch ( 12- 16 drinks)
· 3 cups Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
· 6 cups pear juice ( from a jar)
· 1-2 teaspoons orange bitters
· 2 red pears, sliced thinly horizontally
Cardamom Ginger Syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
10 cardamon pods crushed ( or sub 1 teaspoon ground cardamon)
1/8 cup sliced ginger root, peels ok
1 tablespoon vanilla
Make the Syrup. Place honey, water, cardamon, ginger and vanilla in a small pot and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and let this steep one hour, or overnight for the best flavor.
In a medium punch bowl or beverage dispenser, pour in the Smirnoff Vodka, pear juice, bitters and sliced pears. Stir in the Cardamon ginger syrup.
Refrigerate until ready to serve, and serve over ice.
This can be made a day ahead or the night before the party and refrigerated, allowing the flavors to meld.
· 1.5 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
· .75 oz pomegranate syrup
· .75 oz fresh lemon juice
· 8 mint leaves
· 2 oz Club Soda
Chocolate Peppermint Martini – Courtesy of Kendra Darr from Simply Darrling
- 4 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka
- 2 ounce crème de cacao
- 1 ounce chocolate liquor
- 2 ounce cream chocolate sauce & crushed peppermint for garnish
· 1 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
· .5 oz Don Julio Añejo Tequila
· 3 oz Rich Chocolate Milk