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Toast the Bruins

Posted by Courtney Hollands  June 15, 2011 11:50 AM

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With the Bruins big Stanley Cup win comes a slew of special drinks around town honoring the boys in black and gold. Here are just some of your imbibing options:

- Townhouse at MET Back Bay: Sip a Black & Gold (rum and ginger beer), a Killer B's (cognac, honey, and lemon), or a Stanley Cup (vodka, Domaine de Canton, white cranberry juice, and lime) — all $12.

- Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro: We hear that the Vancouver Bite ($11; Canadian Club whisky, lemon juice, simple syrup) is the cocktail Canuck fans are drinking to drown their sorrows. Note the gold lemon wedge and black straw, to boot.

- 49 Social: Beverage manager Kim Frankson layers the Leblon Cachaça, citrus liqueur, Chambord, muddled limes, and simple syrup so that the Game 7 ($12) appears black on the bottom and yellow on top. The drink is also garnished with blackberries.

- Morton's Seaport: The Power Play ($14) is a play on the classic dark n' stormy with ginger beer, pineapple juice, and Goslings rum.

- Masa (South End and Woburn locations): Feeling festive? Order a mega Stanley Cup Margarita ($34) to share with four or five friends: tequila, Cointreau, and lime and orange juices. Stick a lime and little Bruins flag in it and you're done.

[Stanley Cup margarita at Masa; Patrice's Punch at Kingston Station; Vancouver Bite at Beacon Hill Bistro]

Read on for more merriment . . .

- Local 149: The Bloody Canada ($6) is a Bloody Mary shot with a freshly shucked Canadian oyster. Bottom's up!

- Kingston Station: Patrice's Punch ($8; 10 Cane rum, pineapple, lime, and orange juices, and grenadine) is both a tribute to Patrice Bergeron and a nod to the punches thrown in the final scuffle.

- Nebo: Order a Zamboni ($9; Double Cross vodka, limoncello, sambuca, lemon) in the shadow of the TD Garden.

- Pops: The Bruins smoked the Canucks, so the smoked sugar rim on the Bruins Black and Gold, or BB&G, martini ($10; Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, ginger beer, hint of orange liqueur or Grand Marnier, lemon twist) makes perfect sense.

- Parish Cafe (Boylston Street location): One tequila, two tequila, with another Bruins Margarita ($10) featuring Hornitos Silver tequila, curacao, lime, and both cranberry and orange juices, topped with a lemon.

Hungry? There are also some thematic dishes cropping up on local menus. Strega Waterfront — Mark Recchi ate there on the eve of Game 6 — is offering a black pasta ($28; squid ink pasta with gold truffle oil) and gold pasta ($34; fettuccine with shaved black truffles). Across town, Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake has the Black Bean Puck ($7): a black bean jalapeno cake with roasted yellow bell pepper sauce. And Lydia Shire is dishing up Bruins-themed eats on the bar menu at Towne Stove & Spirits — anyone for Lucic’s lobster popovers with a shot of Jack Daniel’s honey Tennessee whiskey ($14) or Tim Thomas's thin panko fried pork chop sandwich on a biscuit with hot peppers ($12)?

More suggestions? Leave 'em in the comments below and yay Bruins!

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