Another week, another Top Shelf Pours here at Puck It Up! This week is featuring the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens ended this season in 28th place with a total of 71 points (which broke my heart a bit because I know a handful of Habs fans and I love Max Pacioretty). Without further ado, this one is for the Habs fans out there!
One beer: Le Cheval Blanc raspberry beer. We have finally added a fruit beer to the list! The reason I choose this was mainly for its color, which is red, so it matches the Habs’ jerseys without a problem. Butthis beer from Le Cheval Blanc is also a sour wheat, so when mixed with the raspberry, it has a bit of a kick to it (and if it isn’t fitting enough that a kick iswhat most fans need in the third period with their team losing).
One mixed drink: Gin and tonic made with Oshlag hibiscus gin. I’d be lying if I said one of the reasons I picked this gin wasn’t because its color is a dark pink. Butthat’s beside the point. Gin and tonics are a great drink for people who might like a more sour drink than one that tastes smoother – which is why the hibiscus gin is the perfect base for it. According to their website, this gin has the following tastes: hibiscus, spicy juniper, vanilla, and pink grapefruit. Mixing that with the tonic water gives it a fresher taste than a regular gin and tonic.
One wine: MTL Fruit Co. Sangria. The MTL Fruit Co. mainly makes fruity wines, such as pink grapefruit rosé or peach white wine. Buttheir sangria is the perfect choice for Habs fans. It has a depth to it that they’ve been missing on the ice and is sweet enough to help swallow the losses from this season. Sangria is also really fruity because of the combination of red wine and fruits so it’s a great choice for fans who don’t want to drink beer or liquor.
That’s it for this red–themed article of Top Shelf Pours. We hope you Habs fans enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it! As always, we love to hear what you think of our drink and team pairings. Sound off to us: @puckitupblog.