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The Game Changer // Spiced Sweet Mint Color Changing Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

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The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Are you ready for some football? Get game day ready by crafting your own FANTail and celebrate your team by drinking in your team colors! I am celebrating my favorite team and football fans everywhere in collaboration with Smirnoff Ice and have handcrafted a delicious cocktail that changes from gorgeous gold to a roaring red, right before your eyes. This recipe is so simple to make, requires very little prep and very few ingredients.

Craft your own FANTail and simply choose a different garnish and if you prefer, change up the mixer and this recipe will work for many of the other teams as well! I will give you some suggestions below.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

INGREDIENTS //

Moscow Mule Smirnoff Ice – also comes in a Celebration Pack

Sweetened Lime Juice

Mint Syrup

Peppermint Hard Candy

Red Hots or other Cinnamon Hard Candy

INSTRUCTIONS // Makes 1-2 servings – increase by the number of drinks desired.

Begin by crushing the peppermint candy and red hots into fine pieces. A plastic bag wrapped in a towel is helpful for this and the closer to being ‘sugar-like’, the better.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Brush the rim of your glass with sweetened lime juice using a pastry brush or clean fingertips and pour your crushed candy dust onto a flat saucer sized plate. Swirl your glass so that it coats the very top on both the inside and outside.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

If you want to make a large batch, I suggest skipping the ice and instead place the ice into each glass as they are served. For individually made drinks, add several pieces of ice to your shaker.

Using a shaker, add 2- 3 ice cubes and pour in one bottle of Moscow Mule Smirnoff Ice.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Add a half jigger of mint syrup.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Give your drink a healthy swirl to mix… but do NOT shake – the Moscow Mule is carbonated.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Remove the top of the top of your shaker and strain into your glass. Add ice to your glass before serving if needed, though your drink will be very cold from being in the shaker.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Your FANTail will begin as a lovely shade of gold.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Garnish with several red hots candies and sprinkle a bit of your crushed red hots on top.

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

Watch your drink turn the most gorgeous shade of red. This is the Game Changer my friends… from gold to red and from sweet to spiced!

Suggestions for other candy garnish and mixer flavors //

Red // Strawberry, Watermelon or Cherry Jolly Ranchers / Dehydrated Strawberries

Orange // Mango / Peach / Ginger

Yellow // Lemon Drops / Pineapple

Green // Apple Jolly Ranchers / Mint or Lime Lifesavers

Blue // Blue Raspberry Jolly Ranchers

Purple // Grape Jolly Ranchers

The Design Confidential x Smirnoff Ice // The Game Changer Spiced Sweet Mint Moscow Mule FanTail Recipe

This project is brought to you in partnership with Smirnoff Ice as part of an ongoing series here on The Design Confidential – designed to celebrate football fans everywhere and elevate your Game Day status from Bleak to Chic! Thank you for supporting the brands that support me! Yahoo.

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