World Cup 2014: Knock Out Rounds! Colombia vs Uruguay!

After that 1st match, I am stunned! I mean CHILE HAD THAT GAME! Kept pressure all match! ALL FRIGGEN MATCH! And the last crossbar knockback before we went into the extras – OH MY LORDY!

This is why World Cup can only be once every 4 years – so damn intense. I know the build-up over the years to get to the World Cup is also important, but it is almost like the MLB where, really, most games can go ignored, but they all count for positioning.

I feel for Chileans – 49ers were seconds and an extremely ridiculous tipped ball causing us the loss of the NFC Championship game. Sigh.

And up next we have Uruguay vs Colombia! 

For this match I had to scratch my head a bit on what to do as far as drinks are concerned – I mean there is not much for me to go on here, as basically Cocktail Culture in both countries is still budding (maybe?) so it is adapt and overcome.

Plus I don’t have any Aguardiente still (on order!).

But, I made due and we got some delicious drinks to be had.

So, with that, we shake up our 1st cocktail for the Colombians!

I again used my “Aguardiente” substitute of equal parts Strega and Rum, and I think it holds well overall. I also went on a limb and made this cocktail more bold, which is what I see more of in Colombians I love (Shakira and Sophia Vergara anyone?).


It's gettin hot in herr

It’s gettin hot in herr

Sweat All Night:

  • 1oz Aguardiente (Strega + Light Rum)
  • 1/2oz Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 1/2oz Sambuca
  • 1/2oz Grenadine
  • 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2oz Orange Juice

Combine all into shaker w/ice and shake well. Strain into ice filled Goblet.

I like the look of this drink. All the ingredients bend towards the licorice side of the spectrum, which I know can put plenty of people off, but that makes this drink unique. I almost felt like a float of Fernet Branca could have been done here for even more, and also make the drink overproof and possibly even better (to try later).

For the Uruguay team, I went with White Wine again, and adopted a Rum Runner stance for this drink (2nd time for a drink, but so what).

Uruguay bringing the White Wine

Uruguay bringing the White Wine

Medio Tres:

  • 1oz White Wine
  • 1/2oz Light Rum
  • 1/2oz Dark Rum
  • 1/2oz Banana Liqueur
  • 3oz Pineapple Juice

Shake all ingredients together with ice, strain into ice filled large wine glass (or, you can shake only the booze and then top with Juice).

I feel that White Wine is an undiscovered ingredient to use for cocktails – in this one, you can clearly taste the wine over the rum, which is intentional. The rum is a background player for strength in the cocktail, and I added the Banana Liqueur because it increases the Rum Runner profile, and also because I like using it in “tropical” style drinks.

So who wins this one?

Battle of the South

Battle of the South

I almost went with Colombia here (maybe if I watched a little more Modern Family, or this video a couple more times). But, that White Wine just does it for me, and opens up the whole drink.

URUGUAY for the win!



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