For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
“Being a Washington Redskins fan in San Francisco is tough, as I imagine it is for any foreign fan in a city that's not their own,” says Kevin Diedrich, a bartender and the owner of Pacific Cocktail Haven. Diedrich’s drink is a Whiskey Sour variation, bolstered by citrusy kalamansi and balanced with a deep, fruity ruby port float. “It’s a nod to rye whiskey, which was one of the first spirits to be made in D.C.,” he says. The kalamansi gives the cocktail a great gold color, and the port float adds the burgundy, echoing the team colors. “A gold-rimmed glass is a plus,” he says.
- 2 ounces Copper Fox rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce Boiron unsweetened kalamansi puree
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 barspoon pomegranate molasses
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce egg white
- 1/2 ounce ruby port
Add all of the ingredients except for the port to a shaker with ice and shake until frothy and well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Gently float the ruby port on the top of the drink by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.