NFL Showdown – Arizona Cardinal at Jacksonville Jaguars


This week’s NFL showdown match two sunny state teams against each other: The Cardinals of Arizona and the Jaguars of Jacksonville.


Each place requires cool libations all year around to keep the heat at bay. The Cardinals are represented by The Desert Healer as pulled from Imbibe Magazine:

Desert Healer

1 ½ oz. gin

½ oz. cherry brandy

3 oz. fresh orange juice

3-5 oz. chilled ginger beer

Ice cubes

Tools: shaker, strainer

Glass: highball

Garnish: orange slice

Shake gin, cherry brandy and orange juice vigorously with ice, then strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish.



Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars are represented by a drink actually created up north in Boston by Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli  and pulled from The Cocktail Chronicles called simply The Jaguar.


1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila

3/4 ounce Amer Picon

3/4 ounce green Chartreuse

3 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass; flame an orange twist over the drink.


Which one would you prefer to sip during the game?