Happy Birthday Mr. Sidney Crosby

How did you celebrate your 22nd birthday?  I highly doubt you were hoisting the Stanley Cup high over your head, organizing a street hockey game (with the Cup as a prize) and flying in to see friends and family back in Nova Scotia via helicopter. 

When I turned 22 I was lucky if I got the clean glass in the bar.  There was only one and it was often reserved for the birthday guy.  Otherwise you just polished the rim with your shirt and wished for the best.  Sid gets the Stanley Cup and likely won't slam his head on a Miller Lite neon sign at 2am when he stumbles out of the bar and onto the streets.

Game. Set. Match. Sid.

But hey, it's Friday.  For the M-F, 9-5 workers reading Pensburgh daily this is your weekly birthday.  So in honor of Sid's big day, I suggest you take up one of these drink recipes tonight (or on your lunch break wink wink), raise it high in the air and salute the 22-year-old captain.

Drinks after the jump.

Thanks WebTender, via Trib-Review.

The Penguin

• 1 ounce vodka

• 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao

• 2 ounce lemon-lime mix

• Fill with Sprite

• Float 1/2 ounce banana liqueur

Be sure to mix with lots of ice.

Sid's Special

• 4 ounce gin

• 1 tablespoon frozen lime juice concentrate

• Ice cubes

• Fill with 7UP or Sprite

Place cubes in glass, add gin, frozen lime juice and 7UP. Stir.

Penalty Shot

• 1/3 ounce melon liqueur

• 1/3 ounce Blue Curacao

• 1/3 ounce triple sec

Pour all 3 into shot glass and mix.

Backup Goalie

• 2 liters Mountain Dew

• 1 fifth of Southern Comfort

• 1 fifth of Blue Maui

Pour together in a single container. Pour into individual glasses.

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