GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and if you’re hosting fellow football-lovers during the Big Game, we’ve got some food and drink ideas that are certain to be a huge hit with the crowd! The folks from Red Cow show us how to make their special 60/40 sliders as well as a fun, specialty drink your guests will rave about.

60/40 Slider Recipe

12 ounces ground beef

8 ounces bacon, ground

salt & pepper to taste

Six 2 ½ inch slider buns

6 slices of bacon, coated with brown sugar and then baked to candy

6 small slices of cheddar cheese

Mustard to taste

6 squares of aluminum foil

Dice and grind bacon in a meat grinder or food processor.

Place bacon and ground beef in a bowl and kneed together until well combined. Make 6 equal patties season and cook on a griddle until they reach 165 degrees internal temperature.

After you flip them place cheese on to melt. Butter and griddle buns until golden brown. Place a dollop of mustard on the bottom of each bun and place the burger on top of the mustard.

Cut each slice of candied bacon in half and top each burger with it. Place the lid on each burger. Wrap each burger individually with foil and hold hot for service. A roaster works great for this on low heat.

Sage Hive (cocktail recipe)

2oz London dry gin (we use Gordon's)

1oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1oz sage honey syrup (recipe below)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a

sage leaf.

Sage-Honey Syrup

1 cup honey

1/2 cup water

20 sage leaves

In a saucepan combine honey and water and heat until they are incorporated together. Stir sage leaves into the hot syrup and allow to steep 15 minutes. Strain out sage leaves and allow to cool. The syrup will last about a month in the refrigerator.