Panzano‘s lead bartender Jodi Dolph created two cocktails with which to cheer on the Broncos. Sip these drinks at the downtown restaurant or make them at home.

Hurry! Hurry! Sazerac (pictured)

This cocktail celebrates PFM’s Tennessee and Louisiana roots.

1.3 ounces George Dickel Rye Whiskey

1 sugar cube or 3/4 ounce simple syrup

several dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Absinthe or another anise-flavored spirit

lemon twist

Add ice to an old fashioned glass. Let chill while making drink. In a mixing glass or shaker, muddle the sugar or simple syrup with the bitters. Add ice and rye whiskey and stir. Discard ice from glass and add a small amount of absinthe. Swirl in glass and discard excess. Strain whiskey mixture into glass. Zest the lemon twist into glass and leave on the side of the glass as a garnish.

PFM Old Fashioned

A cocktail honoring PFM’s alma mater (the University of Tennessee) and Bronco orange.

1.75 ounces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey

1 slice fresh orange

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

splash of fresh orange juice

Combine ingredients and serve on the rocks.

Panzano, 909 17th St., 303-296-3525

BONUS: Pair these cocktails with this chicken wing recipe.

—Photo courtesy of Panzano

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.