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The Benchwarmer Cocktail

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Whiskey Park

The Benchwarmer cocktail.

Drink this Gatorade-spiked (really) cocktail in honor of your favorite player sitting on the bench during the Super Bowl... or when you're sitting on the bench warming up for your Super Bowl drinking games. The Benchwarmer is served at New York City's Whiskey Park. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce rum
  • 2 Ounces Gatorade G2 Fruit Punch
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Club soda, to top


Mix all ingredients together in a Collins glass, and top with a mint sprig garnish.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.