NFL Showdown – Arizona Cardinal at Jacksonville Jaguars

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

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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.

 

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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.

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?

Cheers!