For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team’s hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
“The perennial losing ways of the New York Jets have inspired me to create a cocktail around the last time they were actually winners,” says bartender Cody Goldstein of Mathews in Jersey City, N.J. “The Broadway Joe era was both flamboyant and fabulous. I combined joe (coffee) flavors with herbaceous mint and alpine herbs to wake the team up along with coconut cream rum because they are always on vacation come playoff time.”
Add all of the ingredients to a shaker filled halfway with ice, and shake for 5 seconds.
Strain into a stemmed Collins glass filled with crushed ice, and garnish with edible green glitter, 3 mint sprigs and 3 chocolate-covered coffee beans.
*Coffee-infused tequila: Combine 1 tsp whole coffee beans and 750 mL blanco tequila. Let sit for 1 hour, then strain out the beans.
**Vanilla simple syrup: Slice 2 vanilla beans down the middle with a paring knife. With a spoon, scrape the vanilla into to a medium pot filled with 4 cups water. Bring to a boil and add 4 cups superfine sugar. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, then strain out the vanilla bean through a fine-mesh strainer. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.