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Have you been following along with the NCAA® March Madness? How’s your bracket doing? With the Final Four coming up, I’ve got a perfect party plan for you: throw a Final Four party with Coca-Cola’s NCAA® Final Four Packs of Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, and Vanilla Coke.Coca-Cola’s NCAA® Final Four Packs are perfect for a party so your guests can try the different flavors! We served Coke Zero BBQ Sauce Pulled Pork sandwiches and then had a Coke Float Final Four Taste Test for the best Coke Float flavor.Want to host your own NCAA® March Madness Final Four Party? I’ve got the recipes and tips below!
Let’s start with the Coke Zero BBQ Sauce Pulled Pork Sammies!This might be the easiest recipe I’ve ever made. If you have a slow cooker, you’re good to go! Simply put a 2-3 lb. pork tenderloin into the slow cooker on top of 1 sliced onion with half a jar of BBQ sauce and 2 cans of Coke Zero and let that meat slow cook for 7-8 hours. When done, simply shred the pork tenderloin with 2 forks, pour some extra BBQ on top, and serve on a bun with cole slaw and bread and butter pickles. Done.How about dessert? We hosted a Final Four taste test using Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, and Vanilla Coke and then I threw in Classic Coke to round out the fourth flavor for a real competition. Tip, when pouring Coke Floats, add the ice cream FIRST. Then pour in the Coke. Trust me.
Want to have your own taste test? You’ll need 4 types of Coke, vanilla ice cream, small tasting cups, and printed brackets for scoring. Run the taste test like the NCAA® March Madness Final Four and taste test 2 Coke flavors against each other until only one remains.Can you believe I had never had Cherry Coke before? Our Coke Float winner? Vanilla Coke!Ready to create some simple decor? I like to stick to a 2 color scheme, it makes the party look consistent and polished, even if I didn’t spend a lot of money. Here, I stuck to Coca-Cola colors of red and white with red cutlery, red food baskets, red and white balloons, red and white flowers, etc. I then found 4 inexpensive basketball nets (get it? Final Four party?) and spray painted them gold and hung them on the wall behind my table buffet setup.Want to connect more with Coke? Be sure to follow them on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. What are your NCAA® March Madness Final Four plans? Are you hosting a party? Will you have a Coca-Cola taste-test? Let me know in the comments!