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You can do better than a $12 cup of Blue Moon at the ballpark. The concessions at MLB stadiums are getting more creative, diverse and kind of strange, and we’re not just talking about the food. We’ve already told you about the weirdest food concessions at MLB parks in 2016, which includes abominations such as a hot dog topped with Cracker Jacks and macaroni and cheese. Here are our picks for the strangest drinks you can buy.
9. MINNESOTA TWINS (TARGET FIELD)
Cluck & Moo Bloody Mary
Technically this Bloody Mary counts as both a drink and a full meal. Target Field’s Cluck & Moo Bloody Mary comes topped with a buffalo chicken wing and a bacon-cheeseburger slider. There’s also a couple of cheese cubes, a salami link, a celery stick and some olives thrown on for dessert.
7. NEW YORK YANKEES (YANKEE STADIUM)
Egg creams, one of New York’s most iconic confections, is now available at Yankee Stadium. These fountain beverages include neither eggs nor cream, but are instead made from milk, seltzer water and syrup. Linda’s Egg Creams, sold in Section 202 behind the right field bleachers, come in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Owner Chris Gallo says you can also mix the flavors to create egg cream combos like black and white cookie (chocolate and vanilla syrup) or his signature “Triple Play,” which includes a squirt of all three.
7. SEATTLE MARINERS (SAFECO FIELD)
Safeco Field has the best craft beer selection of any MLB stadium. On game day you can get the only sour beer available on tap in the country’s ballparks: Schooner Exact Brewing Co.’s Jawja Peach Berliner Weisse. This oddball brew is tart and floral with a dry, malty finish. Find it in sections 129 and 185.
6. MIAMI MARLINS (MARLINS PARK)
Raging Bull If you had to guess the city that serves frozen Red Bull-vodkas at its ballpark, would you guess Miami? Of course you would guess Miami and of course you would be right. At The Clevelander bar in the left field lower level of Marlins Stadium, you can order up a number of frozen concoctions including the nightclub staple Red Bull and vodka (called the Raging Bull). Add a floater of cherry or grape vodka and you’ve got a party in a glass. The bar also has a swimming pool (reminder: this is inside a baseball stadium), because of course it does.
Now at Hot Indian (section 120), a Mango Lassi - a refreshing yogurt-based drink complete w/ fresh mangoes & spices. pic.twitter.com/6tIlfvCWe1— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 5, 2016
5. MINNESOTA TWINS (TARGET FIELD)
Stadiums have started handing over concession stand real estate to local food trucks, which are adding serious diversity to the ballpark. Take Target Field for example: With the inclusion of Hot Indian Foods, a popular Minneapolis-based truck, the stadium is introducing fans to the mango lassi, a refreshing blend of yogurt, fresh mango and spices. It’s a traditional Indian drink that is anything but traditional at the ballpark.
4. SEATTLE MARINERS (SAFECO FIELD)
We’ve said it before (like three paragraphs ago) and we’ll say it again: Safeco Field’s craft beer selection is the best in both leagues. In addition to its awesome sour beer, it also serves two types of cask-conditioned or “real ale” beer. These suds are unfiltered and pumped from their casks without nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure; it’s hard to find this stuff at regular bars, let alone at a baseball stadium. Look for the specialty designed beer engines in section 129.
3. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (AT&T PARK)
Strawberry-Lavender Spa Water
There’s a 4,320 square-foot edible garden under the centerfield scoreboard at AT&T Park. Called The Garden, this complex contains two restaurants that serve fruits and vegetables picked right there at the park. One of The Garden’s most unusual and oh-so-California ballpark offerings is its Strawberry-Lavender Spa Water. Spa water, to those who do not frequent spas, is water with stuff in it. Here, they make their spa water by soaking strawberries in water overnight. Then before the game begins, they strain out the berries and add in fresh-picked strawberries and lavender.
2. CHICAGO CUBS (WRIGLEY FIELD)
Chicago Dog Bloody Mary
The Windy City’s namesake hot dog gets deconstructed out in the Budweiser Bleachers of Wrigley Field. The Chicago Dog Bloody Mary comes in a keepsake Mason jar that’s rimmed with poppy seeds and celery salt. It’s garnished with a skewer that includes a pearl onion, pickled sport pepper, cherry tomato, dill pickle and a Vienna sausage. It may even have a squirt of yellow mustard and a dollop of relish on top. That actually sounds really good.
1. TEXAS RANGERS (GLOBE LIFE PARK)
Watching a Rangers game during the summer at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, is practically a health hazard. Temperatures routinely hit the 100 degrees F mark, and because the stadium does not have a roof, fans get little reprieve from the heat. Enter frozen beer, the solution to all of your boozing and cooling needs. Available at Ale House in Section 26, this cup of Kirin Ichiban is topped with a layer of beer foam that’s chilled down to 20 degrees F. This may be the only time you request more foam on your beer.
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Alyson Sheppard is the resident hangover specialist at Playboy.com. She is also president of the Joe Girardi fan club. Find her on Twitter: @amshep