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Spirit of ’72

blue-colored Spirit of '72 cocktail in a textured rocks glass, garnished with a dolphin-shaped orange peel and served on a round wooden coaster
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

For football season, Liquor.com asked a bartender from each NFL team’s hometown to create the perfect cocktail to represent their team. The Spirit of ’72 by Seth Weinberg represents the Miami Dolphins and pays homage to their undefeated 1972 season.

“A classic Margarita, much like the 16–0 1972 Miami Dolphins, can be quite simply perfect,” says Weinberg, who is the lead bartender at StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “The team still gets together every season for a Champagne toast to their still-standing record.”

This drink is a variation on a Margarita, but with a Miami twist, that pairs reposado tequila with blue curaçao, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and jalapeño agave syrup. “Fresh Florida juices and spicy agave nectar are the perfect complement to the bold flavors of aged tequila,” says Weinberg. “Much like the Dolphins newly augmented stadium, this cocktail is cool, modern and refreshing, the perfect drink to sip while cheering the Miami Dolphins onto victory.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila

  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao

  • 1/2 ounce Florida orange juice

  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 ounce jalapeño agave syrup*

  • Garnish: dolphin-shaped orange peel

Steps

  1. Add the tequila, blue curaçao, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and jalapeño agave syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with an orange peel cut into the shape of a dolphin.

*Jalapeño agave syrup: Combine 12 oz agave syrup, 12 oz filtered water and 2 to 3 sliced jalapeños in a sauce pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, tasting periodically until reaching desired level of spiciness. Remove from heat and skim off and discard jalapeño slices. Cool to room temperature before using. Will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 month.