Super Bowl Sunday! A Brief History, Super Bowl Drink & Snack Ideas, and More

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days in sports and pop culture. Millions of people around the world tune in to watch the game, and the halftime show is a major cultural event. But what is the history of the Super Bowl? And how did it become such a big deal?

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the history of the Super Bowl, from its humble beginnings in 1967 to the massive event it is today. We’ll also share some fun facts and statistics about the Super Bowl, and give you some ideas for delicious Super Bowl cocktails and snacks to enjoy during the game.

So, whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday, read on to learn more about the Super Bowl – and start planning your Super Bowl party today!

A Brief History of the Super Bowl

Fun Fact: Did you know that the first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles?

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). It has served as the final game of every NFL season since 1966, replacing the NFL Championship Game. The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its rival the American Football League (AFL). The first Super Bowl, AFL–NFL World Championship Game, was played on January 15, 1967, after both leagues had completed their respective 1966 seasons. After the merger was completed in 1970, the game has been played every February since the 1971 season. (Wikipedia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and is the most-watched television broadcast in the United States each year. The game is also a major cultural event, with millions of people watching the game and its halftime show each year.

Fun Fact: The most watched television broadcast in American history was Super Bowl LIII, which was watched by an estimated 111.3 million viewers.

When Is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is played on the second Sunday in February – this changed from the first Sunday in 2022. Super Bowl 2024 will be played on February 11th. The game is usually played at a neutral site, but it has been played at the home stadium of one of the participating teams on a few occasions. In 2024, the Super Bowl is set to be hosted at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 2025, we’ll see the Super Bowl in Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana on February 9th. In 2026, the Super Bowl will fall on the 8th of February, and in 2027, it will be on the 14th – which is also Valentine’s Day!

Fun Fact: “New Orleans was originally set to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024. However, due to conflicts with the Mardi Gras celebration, its turn as host was moved to 2025.” – NBC Sports

Super Bowl Party Ideas & Tips for Your Get-Together

Super Bowl Sunday is also a great time to get together with friends and family. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, here are a few things you can do to make sure it’s a success:

  1. First, start by planning your menu. There are a lot of different foods that are popular for Super Bowl parties, such as pizza, wings, and chips and dip. You can also make some more creative dishes, such as chili dogs or pigs in a blanket.
  2. Once you have your menu planned, it’s time to start thinking about decorations. You can go all out with your decorations, or you can keep things simple. If you’re going for a more festive look, you can hang up streamers and balloons, and you can also put up some football-themed decorations.
  3. Of course, no Super Bowl party would be complete without drinks. You can serve beer, wine, or cocktails, or you can set up a self-serve bar with a variety of drinks. We’ve included a list of delicious Super Bowl cocktails you can mix up in a section below!
  4. Finally, make sure to have plenty of games and activities for your guests to enjoy, and make sure to have a big screen TV so everyone can watch the game.

Here are some additional tips for hosting a successful Super Bowl party:

  • Send out invitations well in advance, so your guests have plenty of time to RSVP.
  • If you’re throwing a big party, create a seating chart.
  • Have plenty of food and drinks on hand, so no one goes hungry or thirsty.
  • Have a backup plan in case of bad weather.
  • Make sure to have a designated driver, or arrange for transportation for your guests.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the game!

Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days for snacking in the United States. Millions of people gather around their TVs to watch the game, and they often indulge in a variety of delicious and festive snacks. If you’re looking for some ideas for Super Bowl snacks, here are a few of our favorites:

  • Buffalo wings: These classic game-day snacks are always a hit. You can make them yourself or order them from your favorite restaurant.
  • Nachos: These customizable snacks are perfect for feeding a crowd. You can top them with your favorite toppings, such as cheese, beans, salsa, and sour cream.
  • Dips: Dips are a great way to get everyone sharing. There are endless possibilities when it comes to dips, so get creative! Some of our favorites include spinach and artichoke dip, queso dip, and guacamole.
  • Pizza: Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser. You can order a pizza from your favorite restaurant or make your own.
  • Cookies & Brownies: These are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can make your own or buy them from a bakery.
  • Popcorn: Popcorn is a light and airy snack that is perfect for snacking on while you watch the game. You can make your own popcorn or buy it from a store.
  • Veggies and dip: Veggies and dip are a healthy and refreshing snack option. You can cut up your favorite vegetables and serve them with your favorite dip.
  • Fruit: Fruit is a healthy and refreshing snack option. You can cut up your favorite fruit and serve it with cheese or nuts.

These are just a few ideas for Super Bowl snacks. With so many delicious options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that everyone will love. So gather your friends and family, stock up on snacks, and enjoy the game!

Fun Fact: The most points scored in a Super Bowl game was 112, by the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Super Bowl Cocktail & Drink Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday is also the perfect time to enjoy some delicious cocktails and drinks with friends and family – and we aren’t complaining! Whether you’re looking for something festive or refreshing, there’s sure to be a drink that everyone will enjoy.

A Classic Margarita

The margarita is a classic cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, and it is often served with salt on the rim of the glass. Margaritas can be made either shaken or stirred, and they can be served on the rocks or frozen.

There are many different variations of the margarita, too, so experiment and find one you like the most!


2 oz tequila

1 oz lime juice

1 oz orange liqueur


To make a margarita, simply combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled, then strain into a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

A Bloody Mary

We’ve covered the recipe for a Bloody Mary previously, but don’t forget about this delicious, popular cocktail – especially if your favorite team is the color red!

A Cosmopolitan

If you’re looking for something more “upscale” at your party, cosmopolitans are a great choice. These sophisticated cocktails use vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and Cointreau to create an amazing flavor profile.


1 1/2 ounces vodka

3/4 ounces cranberry juice

3/4 ounces lime juice

3/4 ounces Cointreau

Lime twist, for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a lime twist., and enjoy!


This refreshing cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day. To make mojitos, muddle 2 oz white rum, 6-8 mint leaves, 1 oz lime juice, and ½ oz simple syrup in a cocktail mixer. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, then top with club soda and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Fun Fact: The Super Bowl halftime show has featured some of the biggest names in music, such as Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga.

The “Beer Margarita”

This is a fun and festive twist on the classic margarita that uses tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and beer. To make the beer margarita, “beergarita,” or “beerita,” use the following ingredients and instructions:


2 ounces tequila

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce orange liqueur

4 ounces beer

Lime wedge, for garnish

Salt, for rim (optional)


Combine the tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a shaker with ice, then shake until well-chilled. Strain into a glass rimmed with salt (optional), then top with beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Fun Fact: The most expensive Super Bowl ticket ever sold was for $500,000 for a seat at Super Bowl LII.

Distillery Nearby: Your Source for Delicious Super Bowl Spirits

Here at Distillery Nearby, we help you find local distilleries that you can support. With our easy-to-navigate “by-state” listings, you can easily find distilleries that offer tours, tastings, and, of course, spirits to purchase for your Super Bowl cocktails. Our listings are updated regularly, so you can be sure to find the most up-to-date information on distilleries near you. We also provide detailed descriptions of each distillery, so you can learn more about their history, products, and offerings.

So, if you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, be sure to check out a distillery near you – you’re sure to find the perfect spirits for your party.

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