UK's most advanced online liquor store!
You'll see why!

Steeler Punch Cocktail Recipe

Aug 17, 2018 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
Be the first to rate this recipe!

There are certain drinks that define a country or region, but sometimes, some of the most fun drinks are really about local pride. That’s why the Steelers Cider is interesting. It is born out of the city of Pittsburgh, and named after its football team. Steelers fans are notoriously known for being some of the most enthusiastic and ravenous fans in the United States.

Image of Steeler Punch   Drink

Interestingly enough, the company Maker’s Mark introduced this drink in 2011, during the Superbowl that year, which was being played between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. Usually, football fans never want anything to do with a game where they ultimately lost – like the Steelers did – but the drink has persisted to be a gameday favorite in the city, and has since spread outside of the city, because it can be made in large batches for tailgating. For those who don’t care about football at all, but simply love a great drink to keep warm in the winter, or cider in general, this works for them, as well.


  • 8 ounces of Maker’s Mark whiskey
  • 32 ounces of apple cider
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 thinly-sliced lemon
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine the bourbon and cider into a saucepan.
  2. Add lemon, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat until the surface almost bubbles.
  4. Pour into an Irish coffee glass.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


  • 1 saucepan
  • Irish coffee glass

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only Steelers-themed bank. Herradura Tequila also jumped on the opportunity to create a Steelers-themed tequila punch, also called the Black and Gold punch. Pittsburgh regularly ranks on the lists of the hardest-drinking cities of the United States, and the Steelers franchise is worth 1 billion dollars, so it probably isn’t that surprising that alcohol companies are catering to this particular demographic. Regardless, there are many “local” drinks that are served for a particular sport or team, but few have had the reach of the Steelers Cider. Remember: you don’t need to be in Pittsburgh to enjoy one!



Photo of Brodey Sheppard

Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.


4th of July Cocktail Recipe 4th of July Cocktail Recipe

The optional garnish for the drink is the watermelon, which is a refreshing... Readmore

Dec 05, 2018 | Post By Brodey
Holiday Hopper Cocktail Recipe Holiday Hopper Cocktail Recipe

There is the classic Grasshopper, and the Holiday Hopper is the holiday ver... Readmore

Dec 03, 2018 | Post By Brodey
Melon Patch Cocktail Recipe Melon Patch Cocktail Recipe

A common garnish is an orange slice, for those who desire it. The club soda... Readmore

Dec 01, 2018 | Post By Danny
Lemon Cake Martini Recipe Lemon Cake Martini Recipe

Since its creation, RumChata has been a wildly successful product that has ... Readmore

Nov 29, 2018 | Post By Danny
Paulista Cocktail Recipe Paulista Cocktail Recipe

This particular cocktail comes to us courtesy of the world-famous Humberto ... Readmore

Nov 27, 2018 | Post By Brodey