For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
“Denver is known for these amazing orange-hued sunsets, so I wanted to incorporate that into this cocktail, says Bryan Dayton, the beverage director and co-owner of Denver’s Acorn and Brider and Boulder’s Oak at Fourteenth. “Obviously, the orange and blue is also a nod to the Broncos jersey. In terms of the ingredients, I wanted to stick to local Colorado, so I used Suerte tequila, which is based here in Boulder. We also love spicy food here, so I added the Ancho Reyes for some heat.”
- 1/2 oz Blue curaçao
- 1 oz Suerte silver tequila
- 1/2 oz Ancho Reyes chile liqueur
- 1/4 oz Campari
- 1/4 oz Aperol
- 3/4 oz Orange juice
- 1/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 13/100 oz Simple syrup
- Garnish: Blood orange slice
Add the blue curaçao to the bottom of a rocks glass, and top with crushed ice.
Add all of the other ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake.
Slowly pour into the glass over crushed ice, and garnish with a blood orange slice.