As the New Year approaches, we could all use some ideas to make our parties just that little bit more festive. There is, of course, the notorious Crosby’s Tears beer from Philadelphia (I imagine it tastes like Canada), but here are some other hockey-themed drinks you can make so you’re good and hungover during the Winter Classic. Please consume responsibly.
Hockey Is Our Game
2 1/2 oz Maple Liqueur
1 oz Goldschlager
Mix with ice, strain into martini glass. Sing O Canada and drink with one hand over your heart.
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1 1/2 oz Captain Morgan (or as much as you deem necessary)
Fill with Coke
Serve over ice. Perhaps drink while playing ping pong.
Gordie Howe Hat Trick
1 1/2 oz Rum
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Tequila
Drink in quick succession. Don’t pass out.
The Don Cherry
1 oz Cherry Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Rum
Fill with Club Soda
Splash of Orange Juice (to taste.
Serve over ice with an orange slice and an umbrella, as brightly patterned as possible. Warning: you may begin yelling about Ontarians.
The Sedin Special
Two shots of Fireball Whiskey. Mix them up, dare your friend to guess which is which.
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Fill with white wine
Cranberry juice to taste
Garnish with a strawberry. Drink with one pinky sticking out.
The Patrick Kane
2 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Rose’s Lime Juice (or other sweetened lime juice)
Fill with Sweet & Sour Mix
Shake with ice. Serve in an Old Fashioned glass, the shorter, the better.
Do Or Die
Cranberry juice mixed with grenadine
Vodka mixed with Simple Syrup
Using the back of a bar spoon, layer equal parts of each liquor. Tell your mama not to cry.
The Winter Classic
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Crown Royal (or other Whiskey)
Fill with mixed hot chocolate and coffee
Serve with whipped cream if desired and hold tightly to your chest as you shiver high in the stands.
1 oz vodka
Fill with champagne
The drink of champions. When you finish the bottle, lift it over your head and scream triumphantly.
The Paul Kariya: A tall glass of cold water. What? This isn’t the offseason.
The Junior: Lukewarm cheap beer.
Drink responsibly and safely!