Bartender Interference is an ongoing series where the Cupcakes try out and recommend hockey themed beverages, usually of our invention and always alcoholic. This installment is brought to you by Ally.
All credit for this modified White Russian goes to my friend Liz. OK, and maybe to the Comerica Park bartender who improvised when she discovered she was out of cream.
Liz and I were at Comerica Park for the Winter Festival Alumni Showdown (because Kozzie, Stevie, and Feds…in that order, thankyouverymuch) and holed up in an indoor, gloriously heated bar for the first game in the doubleheader. Liz went to the bar to order White Russians and returned with two plastic cups of what looked like White Russians but smelled a little more, well, alcoholic than I was used to.
The bartender, Liz said, was out of cream and also milk, so decided to substitute with RumChata (a cream liqueur that tastes like cinnamon toast crunch). The resulting concoction was nothing but straight liquor poured over ice in a rather large plastic cup. Tasty, tasty liquor. By the time we were ready to find our seats for the second game, we were toasty.
In honor of Winter Classic mayhem and our Detroit Red Wings, Liz named our drink the Pavel Datsyuk, because as she put it, “You’re just sipping along, minding your own business, and suddenly your jock strap is above the bar.”
1 shot of vodka
1 shot of Kahlúa
Fill the rest of the glass with RumChata. Pour all ingredients over ice in a glass size of your choosing.
This drink is 100% liquor, no mixers, so one will be enough to knock you on your butt. I had two.