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Shandy Khan

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.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Marlin & Barrel amber rum
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 2 dashes Regans' Orange Bitters
  • Local Intuition Ale Works Jon Boat ale, chilled, to top
  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  • Garnish: orange half-wheel

Steps

  1. Add the rum, lemon juice, syrup and bitters to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass over ice.

  3. Top with the beer and stir gently and briefly to combine.

  4. Float a pour of blue curaçao on top.

  5. Garnish with an orange half-wheel.