Pacific Rim’d, game on cocktail

Crackling along the Northern Pacific, past the western mountains, lives the rivalry of San Francisco and Seattle. Twins in many ways, the jostling between the City and her northern sibling boils over on the football field. Bridge the difference between “twinemies” and celebrate their gridiron face-off Sunday for the NFC title: mix an original Pacific Rim’d, a gin-based cocktail with lashings of tangerine and the vanilla-citrus flavors of Tuaca liqueur.

Bridge the difference between "twinemies" San Francisco and Seattle.

Bridge the difference between “twinemies” San Francisco and Seattle.

Pacific Rim’d
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh tangerine juice
1/2 ounce Tuaca

Pour all the ingredients into an  ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously while chanting your city’s name. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Run a circular slice of tangerine peel around the rim and leave on as a garnish.

Tasting notes: Easy, yet sophisticated and complex. Layers of flavor and a hint of spice. Fresh tangerine juice makes the difference.

How are fans handling the contest?
Some are Sleepless in Seattle. Others are hanging their Gryffindor-coloured San Francisco 49ers House Banners.

Tomorrow: Merci!

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