The Instant Replay
This week, back in 1963, CBS’ Tony Verna changed the world of sports by replaying a crucial moment in an Army v. Navy college football game. Click here to learn about the history of instant replay, then toast Tony repeatedly with this custom drink.
“The Instant Replay,” as reimagined by Al Sotak, head bartender at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company (that’s a bar) in Philly… where the first sports game to feature TV instant replay was held.
In a shaker, add:
- 1 tsp. acid phosphate (you can get it here)
- 1/4 oz. lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. Blackberry syrup
- 1 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaica rum
- 1 oz. Rittenhouse bonded rye whiskey
Double shake. Strain into a Collins glass, then top with 3 oz of any bitter IPA, thus “blue collaring” the drink. Drink it down once, then do it again, in slow motion if desired.