11 FIFA World Cup Inspired Cocktails For Your Viewing Party
If you haven’t noticed, billions of people around the world have been tuning in to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow. After weeks of viewing inescapable soccer matches on various monitors all over the city, it’s hard not to get into a little World Cup fever. Now that teams are advancing to the quarterfinals the true partying will begin. Instead of heading to a crowded bar to watch the tournament, gather up the squad and create some World Cup inspired cocktails at home. Although the United States did not qualify this time around there are a myriad of nations to fete. So whatever team or favorite player you are rooting for, here are 11 attractive World Cup Cocktail recipes to help celebrate the truly international sport.
(Created by Jane Elkin, Dream Baby, 162-164 Avenue B New York, NY)
- 5 oz Fernet-Branca
- Splash of lime juice
- Top with ginger beer
- Garnish with Lime Wedge
In tall glass over ice pour all ingredients and garnish with lime wedge.
- .75oz Fernet-Branca
- .75oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- .75oz Carpano Antica Formula
- Ginger Beer
Add Fernet-Branca, Domaine de Canton liqueur, and Carpano Antica Formula together in cocktail shaker. Shake to chill, strain over ice, and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon.
The Bramble is a cocktail that was fashioned in 1980’s London and the original brings together dry London gin, berries, and citrus. This Half-Seas Bramble pays homage to that original recipe with the added touch of sparkle.
- 5 oz Avión Silver
- 75 oz. prickly pear puree
- 5 oz. agave syrup
- 1 oz. lime
- 5 oz. ancho reyes chile
- Muddled cilantro
- Salt sugar cayenne rim
Method:In a tin muddle a handful of cilantro, add all the ingredients and shake shortly, rim your glass with sugar/salt/cayenne mix and double strain. Add ice to fill. Garnish with lime peel rosette.
(created by Avión)
- 1 oz Avión Silver
- 1oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 5-6 dashes of Mexican Hot Sauce (like Cholula)
- ¼ Agave Nectar
- Mexican Lager beer
Combine Avión Silver, fresh lime juice, Mexican hot sauce and agave nectar into a cocktail shaker. Next, shake all ingredients and strain into a beer glass with half salt rim and ice. Top with Mexican Lager beer and stir. Serve with the remainder of the beer on the side .
Liquid Nitrogen Margarita
(created by Julian Rodarte at “Beto & Son” in Dallas, Texas)
- House Made Citrus Blend
- Beto & Son Avion Reposado Tequila
- Orange Liqueur
- Encapsulated Passion Fruit Pearls
Method: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker then shake. Pour contents into margarita glass and serve.
Corralejo Tequila Spicy Pineapple Paloma
- 2 ounces Corralejo Silver
- ½ ounce grapefruit juice
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ½ sliced Serrano pepper
- ¾ ounce agave syrup
- Pineapple soda (to top)
- Tajín (for rim)
Rim your glass with Tajín. Then, add all ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Next, shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Now, strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with pineapple soda. Garnish & Enjoy!
Los Arango Strawberry Basil Paloma
- 2 ounces Los Arango Reposado
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- ½ ounce agave syrup
- 2 chopped strawberries
- 5 basil leaves
- Soda to top
- Smoked sea salt for rim
Rim your glass with smoked sea salt. Then, combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker with ice. Next, shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into a hi-ball glass over fresh ice.Top with soda. Garnish & Enjoy!
Los Arango Spicy Ginger Margarita
- 2 ounces Los Arango Blanco
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce ginger simple syrup
- 3 slices fresh cut jalapeño
- Tajín for rim
Rim your glass with Tajín. Then, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Next, shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish & Enjoy!
Hampton Water Wine
Rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, along with his son, Jesse Bongiovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand launched rosé wine label, Hampton Water which has already been recognized as one of the top 5 rosés in the world. It is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Syrah, Consult and Mourvèdre grapes. This rosé has a light and refreshing taste with a hint of strawberry. And features a strawberry inside at the bottom.
Brazilian Blueberry Batida
- 2 oz. Novo Fogo Silver or Chameleon Cachaça
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- .5 oz. agave nectar
- 7 blueberries
Add all ingredients to a blender with half a cup of ice and blend until smooth. Garnish with berries and freshly grated cinnamon.