For the 2016 NFL season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.The Reiger bartender Brock Schulte named this drink for the Kansas City Chiefs mascot. “Kansas City loves J. Rieger, Boulevard beer, barbecue and tailgating,” says Schulte. “This is the perfect cocktail to share and pair with brisket at a tailgate.” The best tailgates in town are hosted by chef Brian Aaron, according to Schulte. The chef grills out and creates extravagant themed parties every week, which change based on the opposing team.
For the 2016 NFL season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.“My father and I have had New York Giants season tickets for at least 20 years, and we go to every home game,” says bartender Greg Lipari of New York City’s Bua. “We get there at 8 in the morning and make breakfast—bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on English muffins, sometimes pancakes—and tailgate for hours before the game starts at 1 p.m. It’s a full-day affair, so you need a drink that it isn’t overpowering and won’t knock you over the head. If you start drinking with breakfast, you want something light and refreshing.“I just got back from the Giants–L.A. Rams game in London, so I was inspired to do a gin cocktail,” he says of this variation on a Tom Collins. “It’s named for Tom Coughlin, who was the Giants’ head coach for the 10 years, when they won two Super Bowls. He’s the most successful coach they’ve ever had. All Giants fans love Coughlin. The blueberries are for Big Blue, of course, and the prosecco is to anticipate imminent victory.”
For the 2016 NFL season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.For the Seattle Seahawks, says bartender Kelly Ronan of Seattle’s Lark, “this is a perfect cocktail for morning games—not too boozy, and bright and refreshing with the effervescent ginger beer. We use lots of local products at Lark, even at the bar. OOLA is a fantastic local distillery—it’s right down the street actually—so we use its gin and Rachel’s Ginger Beer, which is a super spicy locally made ginger beer that nearly every Seattleite is obsessed with. The berries and kiwi add a little extra flavor and of course our favorite colors.”
Nothing says winter holidays like a pine-themed drink. This one by bartender Carmen Polcyn at Chicago’s Bar Toma also utilizes cranberries and lemon, making it even more festive. Sip the nonalcoholic version all day, or make the cocktail at night for a cool, yet warming, seasonal tipple.
For the 2016 NFL season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. Named after the Carolina Panthers’ signature dab move, Kindred bartender Blake Pope uses small-batch gin from nearby Sutler’s Spirit Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C., to make this variation on a Tom Collins. “This drink is served long, packs a mean punch and has a nasty bite,” says Pope.
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