By Michelle Fish

Mike McFall, the Co-CEO of BIGGBY Coffee, works hard and plays hard. And his favorite way to play is on the ice. He describes the BIGGBY Bombers Hockey Team this way: “Mediocre beer league hockey played by outstanding below average players.” But don’t let him fool you… the Bombers are the bomb and they play hard.

A twist on our usual date night, Bob is celebrating the Bombers and BIGGBY Coffee’s new Area Representatives with a BIGGBY Bombers’ Cocktail. It packs quite a whallop, and it’s cool and refreshing served (appropriately) over ice.

There are two versions… Bob’s “fancified” cocktail, and Mike’s more straight forward approach, and they are both delicious. So strap on your skates, figuratively speaking, and join us in toasting the BIGGBY Bombers way!

By the way, if you’re interested in the beautiful moon pot featured in this episode, check the work of our dear friend and artist Jeff Blandford.

The BIGGBY Bomber

For One Cocktail

1-1/2 Ounces Ketel One Vodka 
1-1/2 Ounces Canadian Club Ginger ale
Fresh Ginger


1 Rocks Glass
Muddler (we used the Barillo Big Shot Muddler and Ice Bag)
Vegetable Peeler

Note: For most of our cocktails, the brands you use doesn’t matter. And it’s true that any brand of vodka or ginger ale would produce a refreshing beverage. But to do it like the Bombers do it, it’s important to use Ketel One vodka and Canadian Club ginger ale… even though we couldn’t find the Candian Club at our local grocery store, so Bob had to use Canada Dry.

  1. For the “Fancified Version,” place one thin slice of ginger, and one small zest of lime (using vegetable peeler) at the bottom of a rocks glass and muddle them together.
  2. For the “Fancified Version,” crush ice using the Barillo Ice Bag, and add to the glass. For Mike’s version, add regular ice cubes to the glass.
  3. Add Ketel One
  4. Add Ginger ale
  5. Rim the glass with a lime
  6. Add lime slice
  7. Lift your glass in the air and say “CHEERS to the Bombers!”

The Bombers have been playing hockey together for more than 20 years. You can check them out in this wonderful documentary put together by Mike McFall… it’s a lot of fun.

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