Bernie Parent

Hockey season is here. Another reason to crack one open as you sink further into your couch for the winter months. But what if there were a way to pay homage to your toothless heroes without that boring old 30-rack by your side? Here are a few hockey-themed drinks that we promise will make you extra rowdy when the puck drops:

The Power Play:

Games are won and lost with power plays. Don’t let your team down.

1 oz Vodka

2 oz Jagermeister

1 oz Kahlua

1 oz Cream or milk

Measure and pour the Kahlua, vodka, and cream into a shaker. Pour into a tall glass, then pour the Jager into a separate shot glass. Shoot the White Russian immediately followed by the Jagermeister.

Are you one of those players who can never seem to finish? Feel free to sip on this drink instead. But don’t be surprised if you’re benched for the rest of the game.

The Zamboni:

No matter how good the game is going, we still need to take a break for someone to clean the ice. But the job is made that much sweeter when that ice is covered in a cocktail:

2oz Southern Comfort

1 oz Bacardi rum

3 oz Orange Juice

3 oz Sprite

Pour into a tall highball glass with ice. Enjoy during intermissions. The next period won’t start ‘til you’ve licked the ice dry. 

The Hat Trick:

It takes a truly talented athlete to achieve a Hat Trick, and an even more gifted drinker to toss one of these back every time a goal is scored.

½ oz Dark Rum

½ oz Light Rum

½ oz Sweet Vermouth

Combine, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass before enjoying this one.

In the famous words of Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We like to think he was referring to alcohol. Do it for Gretzky. Do it for Hockey. Do it to get drunk on a Wednesday night.