Aggie-Style Tailgating at Home
There’s so much the Aggie community has had to put on pause, from graduations to sporting events. Though we can’t say for sure when it will be time to play again, we can give you all the tools you need to bring a beloved Aggie past time into your own home: tailgating. As you're preparing for Aggie Gamedays, these tips for tailgating at home are the perfect way to channel the 12th Man. Recreate your best memories of Saturdays in Aggieland with these cocktail recipes, snack ideas, and lawn games.
Mix Your Own Cocktails
2oz Espolon Blanco Tequila
1oz lime juice
1oz Grand Marnier
1/4oz Razzmatazz Liquor
1oz Agave or simple syrup
Rim a glass with salt. Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Give it a good shake. Strain and pour over ice in the salted glass. Garnish with a lime wedge
Gig 'em and enjoy!
Pink Rose of Texas
1.5oz Blanco Tequila
0.5oz Paula's Texas Grapefruit Liqueur
0.5oz lime juice
0.5oz simple syrup
1oz grapefruit juice
Combine all the ingredients except the soda water in a shaker. Shake it up. Strain and pour in a glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Gig 'em and enjoy!
Round Up an Aggie-Inspired Meal
Tailgating is a state of mind more than anything. Grab tailgate staples like burgers and buns if you can, or make use of what you have on hand. All food is weclome at an Aggie tailgate.
Burgers, Brats, and More
Block T Bar's hand-crafted cocktails and mouthwatering menu of steaks, sandwiches, burgers, and more was built to be enjoyed in front of a big screen on Gameday. Recreate the experience by choosing quality meats and a wide variety of burger and sandwich toppings. Pro Tip: Toss your fries in corn starch before frying them on the stove or baking them in the oven to get that perfectly crispy finish.
Build-Your-Own Salad Bar
Salads were meant to be thrown together from whatever odds and ends you have in the fridge. Though farm fresh veggies and an assortment of toppers and dressings can elevate your standard greens, fancy vinaigrettes are a luxury, not a necessity. Rustle together the greens and toppings you have on hand (we suggest anything that has a crunch) and arrange in colorful bowls for a little added spirit.
Play DIY Lawn Games
Though you can buy a dedicated kit for setting up a game of Knock-Off Toss, the only real must is a frisbee. Dust off an old frisbee and set up posts topped with items to knock off, whether that's stuffed animals off of tables or tennis balls off of fence posts. Just be sure whatever you set up is clear of breakable items.
This tailgate classic is a must for your at-home festivities. Don't have a cornhole board or bean bags? Cut boards out of cardboard and sub bean bags for socks filled with dry rice and knotted at the top. It may not be an envy-inducing set-up, but you'll be well on your way to a friendly competition.
Call it pong or call it Bucket Ball, the only difference is whether you're aiming for cups or buckets. Set up the classic with plastic cups and a ping bong ball, or line up five gallon buckets or even garbage cans for a larger than life version of this college classic. Sub basketballs or soccer balls for the ping pong ball.