Well, well, well. As World Cup 2014 comes to a close, with all the twists and turns, it is hard to believe we have had such wonderful sporting for almost an entire month.
All of this has gone by so quick, and, with Baseball also still readily a daily activity for me and many others – and Football slowly creeping up!
So, Brasil – no Neymar, no Silva, no hope? I think not – these guys know how to play, and, they literally have their entire country rooting them on. The drinks I have made for them have stunningly been on point (I write drinks down individually and go from there), and it doesn’t seem like anything really gets them down.
For Brasilia drink, I created the Copacabana Beach. A twist on a Caipirinha yet again of course……and, with most of these late round drinks, one to consider for a drink set.
- 1.5oz Cachaca
- 1/2oz Lime Juice
- 1/2oz Passion Fruit Syrup
- 1/2oz Simple Syrup
- Club Soda
Slow stir all ingredients except Club Soda with an ice cube. Pour into Champagne flute and top with Club Soda.
And then Germany on the other hand – also strong, tactical, and almost unbreakable of their strategy. Hungry for the win, Hungry for the cup. I think the Germans have had some up and down with regards to teams they have played thus far, but, mostly consistent in how they win. For them I went took the idea of the Blood and Sand cocktail and inserted Jagermeister for the base alcohol, to come up with Blonde in the Sand.
Blonde in the Sand:
- 1oz Jagermeister
- 1/2oz Kirsch Liqueur
- 1/2oz Lemoncello
- 1oz Orange Juice
Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
This drink I did not like at first, but, that was more because it was a little off from what I had originally thought it would taste like. After the next few sips and then finishing the drink, I reconsidered and am satisfied with this cocktail that has an upfront alcohol taste, but tempered by everything else in the drink from being just a shot in a cocktail glass.
At this point, it is anyone’s game on all sides.
This might come down to kicks.