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Drink like an athlete

December 03, 2013|RedEye

Eighty years ago this week, Congress passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. For those not up on their (drunk) history, it was the end of Prohibition, people!

While there are well-known incidents of Chicago athletes enjoying themselves, um, a little too much, for the most part it's safe to use them as celebratory role models.

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Mike Davies, Wolves forward

Favorite alcoholic beverage: Vodka-water

Favorite holiday beverage: Buffalo Trace whiskey and Coke

Favorite Chicago spot: Anywhere that has a patio in the summer because I like drinking outdoors.

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Pat Cannone, Wolves forward

Favorite alcoholic beverage: A tie between any seasonal beer and Ketel One vodka and club soda

Favorite holiday beverage: Wine

Favorite Chicago spot: Pour House in Old Town because it's a great atmosphere, especially for watching football and hanging with friends.

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Nathan Longpre, Wolves forward

Favorite alcoholic beverage: Gin, Club Soda, Lime

Favorite holiday beverage: Kronenbourg Blanc

Favorite Chicago spot: Five Roses Pub in Rosemont because I was expecting a rock and roll type of atmosphere, but to my surprise it was playing club music. So now I call it the Irish Club.

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Austin Berry, Fire defender

Favorite alcoholic beverage: I am a proud Mike's Hard Lemonade variety pack fan, because I am not a manly drinker. Or Jack and Coke, to make it appear I am a man.

Favorite holiday beverage: Daiquiris.

Favorite Chicago spot: Drumbar. It has great rooftop views and is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink.

Favorite alcoholic beverage: I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.

Favorite holiday beverage: My favorite holiday drink is an Irish Trash Can. (Editor's note: Recipes vary, but this drink might include blue curacao, gin, light rum, peach schnapps, triple sec, vodka and Red Bull.)

Favorite Chicago spot: The best spot to grab a drink is The Grid because Jeff Krogh, aka "Big Sexy," can be seen there.

Jeff Larentowicz, Fire midfielder

Favorite alcoholic beverage: Coors Light. Reminds me of Golden, Colo., and the mountains—and at my advanced age they feel OK in the morning.

Favorite holiday beverage: Holidays are great because the beverages are usually free, so I'd have to say whatever's in the fridge.

Favorite Chicago spot: My favorite bar in Chicago is probably Richard's bar on Grand because it's close to home and has a solid jukebox. Or the Charleston in Bucktown. I like a place where you can have a chat and a few drinks, in the tradition of Nelson Algren—minus the gambling.

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Elena Delle Donne, Sky forward

Favorite alcoholic beverage: "I always like a cabernet!"

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Shay Murphy, Sky guard

Favorite alcoholic beverage: "My favorite drink is a strawberry mojito."

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Michelle Campbell, Sky forward

Favorite alcoholic beverage: "My favorite is moscato!"

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