For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
For the Tampa Buccaneers, bartender Daniel Guess of Tampa’s Fly says he decided to tap into Tampa’s rich centuries-old rum history by swapping the Port of Call cocktail’s gin for port-barrel-finished rum from Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados. “The name Port Authority came to mind because of our bustling port system here in Tampa,” says Guess. “With the impending access to Cuba, it's undoubtedly about to get even busier.” The two-toned drink represents the Bucs’ team colors.
- 1 3/4 oz Foursquare Port Cask Finish rum
- 1/2 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Cinnamon syrup*
- 1/2 oz Dry red wine
- 1 barspoon pomegranate grenadine
- Garnish: Spice-dusted lemon wheel
Add all of the ingredients except the wine to a shaker filled with ice, and shake until chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, and float the wine over the back of a barspoon on top of the drink.
Garnish with a lemon wheel dusted with Chinese five-spice powder.
*Cinnamon syrup: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 2 cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.