LSU Tigers game day recipes and cocktails! These appetizers, sweet treats & drinks are perfect for an LSU Tailgate!
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With a moniker like "Death Valley", you might not think of LSU as the most hospitable place to tailgate.
Yes, LSU fans are known as some of the loudest, proudest and most spirited fans in the SEC, but while they defend their team fiercely, they also welcome guests to the tailgate with open arms and heaping plates!
In today's post, we're talking all things LSU Tigers, interweaving elements of Louisiana's rich food culture into the tailgate menu and gearing up for an exciting season ahead... Let's Geaux!
LSU Football Facts
A few facts about the LSU Tigers:
- Location: Louisiana State University is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Stadium: Tiger Stadium (Death Valley)
- Mascot: Mike the Tiger
- Team Colors: Purple and Gold
- Team Saying or Chant: "Geaux Tigers!"
- Marching Band: The Golden Band from Tigerland
- Fight Song: "Fight for LSU"
LSU Tailgate Food
It isn't uncommon to see vats of bubbling oil and seafood boils at LSU tailgates (at least that was my experience when I visited!), but if you're looking for something a little simpler to pack, I've got you covered with some simple, Louisiana-inspired eats!
Here's what we've got on the LSU Tailgate menu:
- Cocktails: LSU Spiked Blueberry Lemonade, Tiger Tea
- Appetizers: Creole Sausage Balls, Spicy Louisiana Shrimp Dip
- Desserts: Mini King Cakes, Bananas Foster Cookie Bars
Game Day Essentials
You're going to need some Purple & Gold if you want to make your tailgate stand out! Check out the LSU Tigers Tailgate shop page that I've curated with some of the best game day essentials.
Looking to elevate your tailgate in a more neutral way? Check out my Football Season Tailgate Essentials Shop where I share my tailgating must-haves!
More Themed Tailgate Recipes
Interested in exploring tailgates for the other SEC teams? Take a look at my the other posts in the Tailgate Thursday series:
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Auburn Tigers
- Florida Gators
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Kentucky Wildcats
- LSU Tigers
- Mississippi State Bulldogs
- Missouri Tigers
- Ole Miss Rebels
- South Carolina Gamecocks
- Tennessee Volunteers
- Texas A&M Aggies
- Vanderbilt Commodores
Don't forget to tag me and the recipe authors and show off your game day tailgate spread!