It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of game season. As those Friday night lights begin stirring up across the nation, it’s important to prepare for the perfect game night scenario. With preseason games kicking into gear, chances are that you’re going to have a game night party at your house pretty soon. Even if you’re not, these tips will ensure you always have an interesting time at home.
To keep your game night exciting, consider:
- Games. Yes, even though you’re watching the big game on the screen, the incessant amount of commercials – seriously, do they get longer every year? – will leave a lot of down time at your party. To keep things interesting, why not have an ongoing game of charades or something similar that continues from commercial break to commercial break?
- Food. Game night is never complete without food. Whether you do something as simple as cheese and crackers, decide to prepare cheese balls, host a potluck, or just order pizza, food is a staple of any game night event. While this should be a given, it’s easy to forget it as you plan the…
- Drinks! Instead of having everyone bring their own drinks, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your bartender mixing skills and showcase some interesting fruit syrups, such as our delicious Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup.
Game night is the perfect atmosphere to break the ice and develop those friendships – and you’ll want to do so over a refreshing drink. Because game night food is typically so heavy and salty, consider going for a lighter drink that incorporates interesting fruit syrups. One of our favorites is the Spiced Pear Caipirini, which showcases pear syrup.
Utilizing interesting fruit syrups, the Spiced Pear Caipirini is an unexpected yet refreshing twist on the Caipirini that your guests will enjoy.
Spiced Pear Caipirini
- 2 oz. rum
- 2 oz. Amoretti Premium Pear Syrup
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- 1 slice of ginger
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
First, you’ll want to muddle the ginger in your cocktail shaker so that the flavors can mix perfectly with the rest of the ingredients. Next, add the rum, pear syrup, ice, and lemon juice. You’ll want to shake vigorously, ensuring that all the flavors, especially the pear syrup, infuse into one another.
Strain and serve in a cocktail glass, garnishing it with the nutmeg and cinnamon. Enjoy!