For football 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.
Add the gin, syrup, lemon juice and vinegar to a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into a tulip glass over ice, top up with the ale, and fill with more ice.
Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon, 1 cinnamon stick and a straw.
*Wild plum syrup: Add sliced plums and sugar (2:1, plums:sugar, by weight) in a small pot and cook over medium heat until the plums become very soft and the sugar is completely dissolved. Strain out the solids through a chinois, and let cool.