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The Fumble-laya celebrates two great traditions­—football and whiskey

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Sabrina Chapman

September is here, and the gridiron boys are back for 17 weeks of riveting entertainment. What pairs better with manhandled pigskin than a plush place to sit and a nice, cold libation?

Coincidentally, September is also National Bourbon Heritage Month. The observance, passed unanimously by the Senate in 2007, is an extension of the 1964 Act of Congress that proclaimed bourbon “America’s native spirit.”

For the occasion, Delmonico Steakhouse’s Beverage Manager (and Patriots fan) Max Solano created the Fumble-laya ($7), a take on the whiskey sour with bright citrus and a kick of elderflower. It’s included in a specialty cocktail menu called Third Down Drinks, though its fumble-causing powers have yet to be verified. –Sabrina Chapman

Fumble-laya

½ oz. Evan Williams bourbon

¾ oz. Monin elderflower syrup

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice and shake. Strain over ice.

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