Behind the Stick with Chelcie Lopez of Banzai
The new dive bar in Point Loma, Banzai, is the spot to go if you want a shot of Jameson, a domestic beer on draft, delicious eats (must-try their Banzai Nugs) and a spot that's divey. This spot is definitely worth hitting up before or after the San Diego Gulls game. They have made a cocktail in honor of the legendary San Diego Gulls trailblazer Willie O'Ree, who also wore jersey number 20 when he played for the Gulls. He also broke the NHL color barrier, being the first black person to step foot on the ice back in '58 with the Bruins. The lead bartender Chelcie Lopez shares the recipe to this bourbon-based cocktail with Behind the Stick San Diego.
.50 oz Simple Syrup .25 oz lemon juice .50 oz Blackberries purée 2 oz Bulleit Bourbon 2 dashes angostura bitters
Garnish with a blackberry
What's the story behind No. 20?
Banzai is the official home of the Gulls Hockey Team, so we made a cocktail with
a little history behind it. The No. 20 cocktail refers to the player Willie O’Ree, an
all-star player for the Gulls!