touchdownton cocktail

touchdown cocktailAs a nod to this week’s super bowl match up, we thought of mixing up a Black Eyed Susan, the official drink of Baltimore’s Preakness or a Bloody Brigid, invented at John’s Grill in San Francisco.

Then we realized the real fight will be for the remote come Sunday.

Taking a page from the Beggars Banquet playbook, we slightly adapted the drink, which pairs American bourbon and British ale, for a tipple honoring both sides of the [what to watch] coin flip.

touchdownton cocktail
recipe type: cocktail
prep time:
total time:
serves: 1
an homage to what to watch Sunday TV : Super Bowl vs Downton Abbey
  • ice
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice (Meyer works wonderful here)
  • 1 TB brown simple sugar
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters (we used our own)
  • British ale to top (we used The Tanner's Jack but original recommends Old Speckled Hen)
  • 1 slice lemon or orange as garnish
  1. Add everything but the beer into a shaker full of ice. Pour into a tall Collins glass and top with the ale. Garnish with citrus of choice.
for a sweet (virgin) version, try iced orange rooibos tea with sparkling lemonade


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