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Bulldog Drink Recipes - British Colorado Georgia Irish & Mexican

Bulldog cocktail with cherry brandy, gin & lime juice in a highball glass.

Bulldog Cocktails Have Collared Lots Of Drink Recipes

Bulldog cocktail recipes are about as diverse as the number of college sports teams* using this breed as their mascot. Just like Georgetown, Georgia and Gonzaga represent different areas of the country, culture and courses of study, these bulldog drinks range from gin highballs to alcoholic milkshakes to beer cocktails.

All the recipe choices are sort of like making picks for your march madness basketball tournament brackets. While at least one of the drinks represents a particular school, many of these cocktails could be used or adapted for hosting college or other sports team themed parties at your in home bar. If the name fits.

How To Spike Bulldog Cocktails For Your At Home Sports Bar

Bulldog Cocktail Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 oz  cherry brandy
  • 3/4 oz  gin
  • 1/2 oz  lime juice

Fresh squeeze 1/2 lime (equals approximately 1/2 oz or 1 tbs juice) and add to cocktail shaker with cherry brandy, gin and ice. Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with slice of lime.

Similar drinks: Substitute lemon juice for a Singapore Sling and then add grenadine for a Barbary Coast Cocktail No. 1.

Bulldog Highball:

  • 2 oz  gin
  • 2 oz  orange juice
  • 2-3 oz  ginger ale

Fill a highball or collins glass with ice. Pour in the gin and orange juice. Top off with ginger ale and stir.

British Bulldog Cocktail:

  • 1 oz  butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 oz  coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz  vodka
  • 2-3 oz  half cream

Measure 1 oz shots of the butterscotch schnapps, coffee liqueur and vodka into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir in the half and half to top off drink. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Colorado Bulldog Drink:

  • 1 oz  vodka
  • 1 oz  coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz  light cream or milk
  • 2-3 oz  cola

Add the vodka, coffee liqueur and cream into a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled highball or collins glass full of ice cubes. Top with cola. This drink is a version of a White Russian topped with cola and resembles an ice cream float.

Georgia Bulldog Recipe:

  • 2 oz  vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz  peach schnapps
  • 2-3 oz  cola

A variation of the NCAA football inspired cocktail for the Georgia Bulldogs college team whose home field is in the peach state. Pour all the recipe ingredients into a collins glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a peach slice.

Irish Bulldog Drink:

  • 1 oz  vodka
  • 1 oz  Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 oz  half and half cream
  • 2-3 oz  cola

A variation of the Colorado Bulldog cocktail with same preparation. Just substitute the first three ingredients in the how to instructions.

Mexican Bulldog Beer Cocktail:

This drink is an entirely different kind of animal. Start with a very frozen Margarita and turn a bottle or two of Mexican beer upside down and stick the neck buried down in the slush. Not recommended for home bars though for obvious reasons.


* - Notable University basketball teams with bulldog mascots that are frequent college hoops contenders during NCAA March Madness include Butler’s blue & white Hink, Georgetown’s blue & gray Jack the Bulldog, Gonzaga’s blue & white Spike Q. Gonzaga and James Madison’s purple & gold Duke Dog.

† - The University of Florida Gators host rival University of Georgia Bulldogs annually for their football game matchup which has become known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. If you’re hosting your own version, this drink and maybe some bone marrow shots would be a good ones to have on the sports bar menu along with the foam fingers and party favors.

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