Along with some of our other favorite things about fall, comes football season! We may be a group of gals at IBT HQ but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to dress up in our favorite fan girl gear, and support our team. So, when Tracy, founder of Fangirl Sports Network, combined football with fajitas and a killer margarita, we were totally on board! She shares all the details below, including mouthwatering food and a recipe for the aforementioned Harvest Margarita. Finally, how cute is the football and fajitas dinner party theme?!
Two of the things I love most in life are football and entertaining. I have friends over many a Sunday to enjoy delicious food and drinks and bring moral support while watching my beloved San Francisco 49ers. After numerous viewing parties and tailgates, I thought it would be a nice change to have an elegant football-themed dinner party. I invited my football group over for a Football and Fajitas dinner party on a warm October evening.
Harvest Margarita Recipe
Ingredients: makes a pitcher of drinks, about twelve
24 oz fresh apple cider
10 cinnamon sticks
15 cardamon pods
a teaspoon or so of cloves
18 oz repesado tequila
6 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz cointreau
3 oz water
A couple of pinches of fine sea salt
To make the spiced cider: Combine cider, cinnamon sticks, cardamon & cloves in a stock saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. Then, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Lastly, remove from heat, strain and let cool completely.
To make the cocktail: Stir spiced cider, tequila, lime juice, cointreau & water in a pitcher.
To serve: Pour 4.5 ounces over ice and enjoy.
*Apple cider & lime juice can be prepped a day in advance and refrigerated. The cocktail can also be made the morning of and refrigerated.
In addition to that margarita, how yummy do these dishes look?!
Last but not least, dessert! A classic apple crumble is both pretty and delicious. Plus, it also stays true to the American football theme!