January 18, 2006 – The playoffs are underway and the countdown to the
big game is just a few anxious weeks away. Fans are not only
wearing team colors, they are now drinking them!
It’s no longer enough just wearing your favorite team jersey, hat,
logo-ed jacket and wild face paint. Fired up fans are partying with
spirit and creating cocktails featuring their favorite team color.
With playoff fever in its final week, anything goes in blue. That’s
because team colors for a potential match-up on Sunday, February
5th are predominantly blue. The Carolina Panthers® sport aqua as
part of their uniforms. The Broncos® favor navy while Seattle shows
off slate blue.
Quick to capture the team colors “in spirits” are local
restaurants, bars and clubs. Bartenders are pouring and customers
are noticing that blue-themed cocktails are taking center stage as
the game ramp-up rages to a final Sunday showdown. While Colt®
fever was building post-season; the Oceanaire restaurant in
downtown Indianapolis offered a new customer favorite, the Colt®
martini, during the teams brief playoff run.
The HPNO-XL named after the 40th year of football’s big game,
features aqua blue HPNOTIQ as its main ingredient . HPNOTIQ’s
spirited blend of premium vodka, tropical fruit juices and a hint
of cognac makes it the perfect combination for every celebration
cocktail. Its versatility and mixibility makes it the crowd’s
choice from the first kickoff to the final touchdown.
2 oz. HPNOTIQ
1 oz. cherry vodka
Splash of lemon-lime soda
Pour HPNOTIQ and vodka over ice in a rocks glass.
Add a splash of lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with a star fruit.