Tailgate Recipes Guaranteed to Score Big on Game Day

Friends, family, football. The fall season brings cooler weather, game days and, everyone’s favorite, tailgates! Whether you’re hosting your own tailgate, attending someone else’s or simply kicking back for a low-key watch party, this list of recipes is sure to elicit a round of applause from your fans.  

 #1. Coffee-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smokey Vanilla-Tomato Relish

Fire up the grill for this melt-in-your-mouth steak. Our Pure Coffee Extract adds a pleasantly rich flavor to the meat, and the smoky vanilla-tomato relish, enhanced with our Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, is a match made in heaven when paired with the steak. Don’t be surprised if your guests make a second trip to the table between plays to chow on this. 

 #2. Loaded Baked Potato Salad 

Step up your side-dish game with our take on a classic loaded baked potato salad. This mayonnaise-based potato salad has all the essential ingredients and more. A teaspoon of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract acts as a delicious neutralizer to the Dijon mustard and provides a subtle sweetness. Add bacon (the more the better, in our opinion), cheddar cheese and green onions, and voila!  

 #3. Orange Bourbon Beer Cocktail 

Leave the traditional beers on the shelf and indulge in this refreshing and fun beer cocktail instead. The recipe brings together the best of both worlds – beer and bourbon – for a delightful refreshment option. The addition of Orange Blossom Water adds a tangy-sweet taste that pairs exceptionally well with the hanger steak. For a big tailgate, make a few pitchers in advance!  

 #4. 5 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Skewers 

These easy-to-make grilled chicken skewers come together in a flash and boast bright, citrus flavors thanks to a marinade of apricot jam, red pepper flakes, Pure Lemon Extract and Pure Orange Extract. Guests will be reaching for these the whole game! Set yourself up for a seamless game day by preparing the marinade the night before. 


 #5. Vanilla and Coffee-Infused Ancient Grain Scotcheroos 

Every good party needs a little something sweet. We’ve got you covered with this no-bake dessert that’ll make for the perfect ending to a tailgate, regardless of which team wins. We jazzed up these classic Scotcheroos by adding Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla ExtractMadagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste and Pure Coffee Extract. These premium ingredients take a family favorite across the goal line for a sweet treat that will have everybody celebrating.

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