You don’t have to fly to Texas to have a super Super Bowl. Just whip up these spicy snacks and drinks, and throw down some cash for a few special guests—and you’ll be the winner on February 6.
Texas native Banks White of Berkeley’s Five restaurant offers this killer recipe for a sports bar classic.
Spicy Texan Wings
6 ounces Texas Pete or Frank’s Hot Sauce
1 tablespoon chipotle sauce, pureed
3 tablespoons butter
Mix hot sauce, chipotle sauce, and melted butter in a bowl until well incorporated. Taste the sauce to see if you want it spicier. “In Texas, we like ’em hot, but Berkeley likes them a bit milder,” says Banks. “This recipe should be somewhere in the middle.”
Fry the wings in 325 degree oil; 14 minutes is average. The skin should be crispy, and the meat should pull away from the bone a little. Take the wings directly from the oil, and toss them in your sauce until each wing is completely coated.
Expert mixologist Manny Hinojosa (formerly of Walnut Creek Yacht Club) makes special drink recipes for high-end restaurants and resorts. He created this Diablo exclusive for a Texas-themed drink.
Texan Spicy Ruby Smash
20 fresh raspberries
8 slices of fresh
8 ounces Cazadores
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
5 ounces agave nectar
12 ounces ruby grapefruit juice
3 ounces fresh
Ruby grapefruit slices
In a pitcher, muddle fresh raspberries and jalapeño slices. Add tequila, bourbon, agave nectar, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, then add ice. Stir. Garnish with a slice of ruby grapefruit and a slice of jalapeño. This family-style recipe serves 8.
Despite having a decent season, the East Bay’s NFL team won’t be chasing its fourth Super Bowl title this year. The good news is you can hire the Oakland Raiders’ cheerleaders to entertain your guests: Two Raiderettes cost $800 for four hours of fun. raiders.com/raiderettes.