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Burgundy & Gold

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, the owner and bartender 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 based on Copper Fox rye whiskey. “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.



  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the port to a shaker filled with ice, and shake until frothy and chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, and gently float the ruby port over the back of a barspoon on top of the drink.