It’s finally playoff time in the NBA and that means it’s time gather round the TV and watch tall men perform athletic feats people of their size have no business doing. Will the Warriors romp through the west? Will James Harden have fewer than 16 triple doubles? Will the Bucks actually turn out to be the best team in the NBA? Will the Toronto Raptors once again fold like so many t-shirts being loaded into pneumatic cannon?
And for fast-paced basketball you could use some fast-paced drinking, which of course means shots. We asked Jay Castillo of the Wilson in New York City to give us some playoff friendly shots to throw back as the games get underway. Here’s what he came up with.
Pick and Roll
1 oz Milagro Tequila
.5 oz Ancho Reyes
Red Pepper Juice*
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a shot glass. Scale up as needed.
*Blend 2 red peppers with a half cup of agave.
.5oz Mr. Black
.5oz Tullamore d.e.w
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into a shot glass. Scale up as needed.
Double Dribble (makes 2 servings)
2 oz Flor de Cana 4 Year-Old Rum
1 oz of Solerno Orange Liqueur
.75 oz Lime
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain into 2 shot glasses. Scale up as needed.