Mets fans, here’s your chance to give back.
The Amazins’ are hosting their summer blood drive today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Citi Field’s Foxwoods Club. Fans who donate blood will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2016.
Fans should enter at the Hodges VIP entrance and may park in Lot G off 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.
If you come between noon and 1 p.m., you’ll also get a chance to interact with Mr. Met.
Left to right: The Dark Knight, Thor’s Hammer, The Murph and The deGrominator
Okay, so the Mets have not been doing so well. Still, don’t count the team out! In fact, while the team is back in Flushing, you can stop by their neighbor Leaf Bar & Lounge for drinks that are named after some of the players.
The bar, located at 133-42 39th Avenue, has a number of specialty drinks that are available during each World Series game for $8. The drinks will be sold from 5pm until the end of the game. They include:
· The deGrominator – a blue curacao cocktail honoring pitcher Jacob deGrom.
· The Dark Knight – for pitcher Matt Harvey and made with bourbon, a splash of club soda and a dash of bitters.
· Thor’s Hammer – a Scandinavian cocktail of lemonade, Aquavit liquor and muddled basil for pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
· The Murph – a Jameson Irish Whiskey homerun of a cocktail that honors infielder Daniel Murphy.
Fans of Murphy can recreate this drink at home by combining 1.5 oz Jameson, .25 oz Chartreuse Green, .5 oz lemon juice, 1 tsp of brown sugar and 5 muddled cucumbers in a cocktail shaker. Then, shake and double strain over a rocks glass filled with a two-inch ice cube. Garnish with a brandy cherry on a skewer.