It’s the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness.

For Triangle basketball fans, this year is another tournament where North Carolina, Duke and NC State are all in the tournament. Carolina is the No. 2 seed in the West region while Duke and State are the No. 2 and 9 seeds in the Midwest region respectively. Even NC Central is in the tournament this year and the Eagles will be in the play-in game today at 6:40pm against Texas Southern.

If there’s one thing Triangle residents love more than watching basketball, it’s having drinks while watching basketball.

Unscripted Durham Hotel is capitalizing on March Madness by releasing specialty cocktails for each of the area’s basketball teams in the tournament and shared the recipes for the drinks with 97.9 The Hill WCHL.

“The Devil Went Down to NC”, “Heels Feels” and “Pack Attack”


North Carolina Tar Heels – “Heels Feels”

  • 1 and 1⁄2 oz Barcadi
  • 1⁄2 oz of Blue Curacao
  • 1⁄2 oz of lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz grapefruit juice
  • Topped with soda and sprite
  • Garnished with lime and mint

Duke Blue Devils – “The Devil Went Down to NC”

  • 1 and 1⁄2 oz Hornitos Tequila
  • 1 oz of Blue Curacao
  • 2oz of Margarita Mix
  • Salted rim with lime

NC State Wolfpack – “Pack Attack”

  • 1 oz of Four Rose Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 oz Apricot Brandy
  • Splash of Cherry Juice
  • Splash of Coca-Cola
  • Garnished with cherries

NC Central Eagles – “Fly Like an Eagle”

  • 1 oz. whiskey
  • 1 oz. tart cherry juice
  • 0.5 oz. amaretto
  • 0.5 oz. brandy
  • 2.0 oz. cola
  • 5 maraschino cherries

“Fly Like an Eagle”