Toast the Olympic Athletes with These Party-Worthy Sips

These perfect party drinks for the summer games incorporate wine and spirits from around the world

We have you covered on where to eat, stay, and watch the Summer Olympics if you're in London [is this what you meant?], but what about what to serve at a viewing party?

While grilled cheese and other dishes are ideal crowd-pleasers for snacking, what about the drinks? With athletes from so many countries at the games, why don’t we represent our favorite Olympians by sipping on cocktails from their home nations?

Between Canada’s Inniskillin Icewine, Norway’s Vikingfjord Vodka, Jamaica’s Appleton Rum, America’s Dreaming Tree Wines, and the French Alizé liquor, there are many options to choose from to celebrate in patriotic style for the country of your choice with the cocktail of your choice.

If you can’t be there to watch in person, sipping on these cool concoctions during your Olympics viewing party is the next best thing. Here are some sips to get you going while rooting for your favorite teams and athletes!

Oh, Canada by Inniskillin

2 ounces Inniskillin Riesling Icewine

1 ounce aged rum

3/4 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a highball or rocks glass. Fill with crushed or cracked ice and top with a float of Angostura Bitters.

*Take on a classic swizzle

 

Jamaican Rumble

2 ounces Appleton Estate Reserve

Muddled Strawberry
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce Canton Ginger Liqueur
Glass: Double Old Fashioned (12 to 14 ounces)
Ice: Crushed or pellet
Garnish: Sliced strawberry and ginger candy
Muddle fruit, add rest of the ingredients, and shake with 2 ice cubes. Pour into Double Old Fashioned glass. Top with crushed or pellet ice and garnish.

Nordic Fizz 

2ounces Vikingfjord
1ounce St Germain
1ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounces soda
Lemon
Dill
Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.

 

 

L'équipe France 

1oz Alizé Pomegranate
2/3 ounce Alizé COCO
1/2 ounce vodka
2 strawberries
2/3 ounce lime juice
Splash of sugar syrup
2/3 ounce cranberry juice

Garnish:
Strawberry fan

Method:
In the base of a cocktail glass, muddle strawberries. Add all remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a martini glass.