Wednesday, July 6, 2011


In the second part of our three-part series, we’re heating things up with trendy fire pits, innovative grills, and recipes that bring tailgating to a new level. 

No matter where you’re from, hot dogs and hamburgers are summertime tailgate staples. But why stop there? Spice things up with less traditional items such as chicken sandwiches, sausages, or even pizza. Tossing a pizza on the grill is a novel and delicious option in outdoor cuisine. For a healthier alternative, try grilling fruit, such as pineapples, cantaloupes, or bananas. Consider adding the fruit to a grilled chicken kabob.

Warm up your night-time tailgating experience by gathering with friends and family around a flickering fire pit. Enhance the experience with the Contents Under Pressure cocktail recipe below, featuring Captain Morgan and Grand Marnier.  And, don’t forget your designated driver – see the recipe for the Alpine Carnival, sure to wake up and fully satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. 

Of course, no fire is complete without a snack. Most everyone knows how to make s’mores, but have you tried a banana boat? Here’s how it’s done: Peel a banana down one side, cut the banana in half and fill it with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Then, pull the peel back up the banana, wrap it in foil and cook it in the fire for a few minutes and you have the perfect snack for all ages. Check out this great custom pit - sure to warm you up. 

GAP Promotions has a wide range of unique, customizable tailgating items, many of which have been tested, firsthand, by our very own team members.  Let us help you make your tailgating experiences truly stand out. 

Contents Under Pressure
1-1/2 parts Smirnoff Vodka
1/2 part Galliano
1/2 part Grand Marnier
1/2 part Captain Morgan
Lemon Twist Garnish

Combine liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into highball glass over fresh ice or a margarita glass without ice
Garnish with lemon twist 

Alpine Carnival 
2 tb Instant coffee
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tb Brown sugar
1 ts Water
1 1/2 cup Boiling water
1/2 cup Whipping cream, whipped

Divide instant coffee and vanilla evenly between two Spanish coffee glasses
In a small heavy saucepan, dissolve sugar in the teaspoon of water
Over medium heat, stir dissolved sugar until it reaches a full boil
 Immediately remove from heat and stir in boiling water
Divide sugar mixture between coffee glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream
Makes 2 x 6 oz servings

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