For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
This teal-blue Shandy, named for Jacksonville, Fla., Jaguars owner Shad Khan, is made using some of Restaurant Orsay bartender Josh Strickland’s favorite local ingredients: beer from Intuition Ale Works (which is adjacent to Everbank Field, home of the Jags), rum from Marlin & Barrel distillery in nearby Fernandina Beach and a fresh Florida orange slice.
“This is perfect for those über-hot Florida tailgates early in the year. It's bright and refreshing without being so boozy that you’re in trouble before the fourth quarter starts,” says Strickland. "If you are a savvy tailgater, you will cook up a batch beforehand and simply top them off with beer and ‘blue stuff’ as you go.”
Add the rum, lemon juice, syrup and bitters to a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a Collins glass (or red Solo cup) over ice, and top with the beer.
Float a pour of the blue curaçao on top, and garnish with half an orange wheel.
*Honey syrup: Add .25 cup water and .5 cup honey to a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the honey completely melts. Strain into a jar and seal with a lid.