World Cup of Cocktails!

Whether you are an avid spectator or a die-hard fan rooting for your favourite team, the Fifa World Cup is a sporting event that has the whole world riding on the edge of their seats, reminiscing in the beauty of the sport. This year, we’ve added concoctive spin to the football frenzy from last month and dived into the world of delectable cocktails you can whip up at home.

Grab your cocktail shaker and dive into the cocktail mixology to gear up the spirit of the game. Let your taste buds get the essence of nations around the world.

Black Russian: Despite its deceiving name, the drink originated in Brussels, Belgium in 1949. It was invented by the bartender Gustave Tops to honour the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Made by adding coffee liqueur (like Kahlua) and vodka, the drink is served on the rocks. Click here to get the full recipe. 

Caipirinha: The caipirinha embodies Brazil’s tropical, joyful and beach-loving culture. It is the signature cocktail of Brazil invented in 1918. Called Caninha or Pinga this refreshing and tangy drink is insanely easy to make. It is made by mixing lime, sugar, cachaca, and raw sugar cane liqueur. If cachaca is not available then replace it with vodka. Click here to get the full recipe.

Crocktail: Emerging from Croatia, known for wines and beers, this drink is made from a spirit called Maraschino derived from Marasca cherries, mixed with lemon juice, cherry juice, and Arancini (candied orange peel made in Dubrovnik, Croatia) all produced locally in the country. Click here to get the full recipe.

Pimm’s Cup: James Pimm created his secret Pimm’s No. 1 Cup recipe (consisting of gin and a mixture of liqueurs and herbs) at his London oyster bar in the early 1820s. The drink became so popular, Pimm manufactured a variety of flavours, but No. 1 remained the most popular of the lot and is now one of the two drinks predominately served at Wimbledon.  Mix gin, mint, orange, lemon, ginger ale, cucumber, ice and apple and an English classic is ready. Reportedly the Queen of England drinks this cocktail four times a day. Click here to get more British cocktail recipes.

French 75: France and wines are synonymous with each other. One of the finest wines named after the city itself called Champagne can be mixed with gin, sugar and lemon juice. Named after the 75 millimetres M1897 gun, used by the French artillery in World War 1, this drink is refreshing, sparkly, and tang. The champagne keeps the drinky classy while the gin adds a fun twist to the flavour. Click here to get the full recipe.

Moscow Mule: Wherever you are in the world, vodka is a drink that is loved and enjoyed by even the most diverse set of cultures. The drink that comes to the mind when you think about Russia is Vodka to which you can add a twist of ginger beer, sugar syrup, lime juice and ice but the sad part is it has not originated from Russia but from New York. Always keep in mind that you serve it ONLY IN A COPPER MUG. Click here for full recipe.

Swedish Polar Beer: While Sweden drinks more coffee than just about anyone else, the Scandinavian country has plenty of booze too. Considered as part of the vodka belt, vodka and other spirits are quite common, including schnapps and aquavit. A state monopoly called Systembolaget controls most alcohol. You can make this by mixing vodka, blue curacao (if not any orange liqueur with a drop of blue edible colour) and a splash of sprite. Click here for full recipe. 

Clerico: A popular fruity punch consumed in litres, much like sangria, during the summer months on the breezy coast of Uruguay. White wine is combined with fruit like bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, or a combo of them all and macerated for a few hours. This drink should be served chill. Click here for full recipe.

Whatever Cocktail inspires you with the anticipative glory or celebratory excitement for the World Cup, it can easily be achieved through the selection of your desired Cocktail. Indulge yourself in the football fever for one last time until 2022. See you soon!

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