These classics with a twist are good anytime, but fun to share during Super Bowl week. Since I have lived in New York and Boston, I am a fan of both teams and drinks.

Boston sidecar with mango


1  oz rum

1/2 oz brandy

1/2 oz triple sec

1/4 oz lime juice

1/4-1/2 oz mango juice to taste


Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake well and strain into a a chilled cocktail glass.

Optional garnish with a slice of mango.

Manhattan with  big apple liqueur


1/2 oz bourbon

1/4 oz Amaretto Di Saronno

1/4 oz apple pucker liqueur

1 oz cranberry juice


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

Add ice and shake well for over 30 seconds.

Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Optional garnish with a cherry or apple slice.