My old friend Nick (formerly known on AN as “Nick”) is in Philly. He suggests:
The Full Count
1 1/2 oz Root
1 oz Lillet
1/8 oz creme de cacao
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 sour cherry preserved in Maraschino liqueur
Root is almost overwhelmingly flavored – sort of like an 80-proof bitters. The Lillet cuts it and adds sweet tones, the lemon cuts all of that spice with acid, and the creme de cacao rounds out the flavors. I added the cherry because it’s a little like a ball.
I’d have gone with a soft pretzel fermented in stale Genesee Cream Ale and called it “The Shibe.”
It’s not often the A’s look to have the better starting pitchers in a series. Enjoy!"Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."