For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team’s hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
Molly Wellmann of Japp’s Since 1879 brilliantly decks out this super dark drink with orange peel “tiger stripes” in dedication to the Cincinnati Bengals. The name comes from the cheer “Who dey!” that fans chant at games, a phrase undeniably similar to the Saints’ “Who dat!” and the source of an ongoing chicken-or-egg conversation.
Cut 4 long and thin orange peels, and press them firmly onto the inside of a coupe.
Add the rum, syrup and mint to a mixing glass with ice, and stir until chilled.
Strain into the coupe carefully, trying not to disturb the peels, though some will undoubtedly float in the glass.
Gently top with the stout, and yell “Who Dey!”.
*Vanilla simple syrup: Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 2 split vanilla beans in a small pot, and stir. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring to prevent scorching. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain through a fine sieve and discard the vanilla beans. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 weeks.