Monday, June 23, 2014

Drink the World Cup | Cameroon vs. Brazil


Devassa is a local Rio beer with each brew named after a woman's hair color: brunette, blonde, redhead, dark haired. Gulp down a few of these while watching Brazil try and win their group against Cameroon.

One of the crops produced in Cameroon is tobacco and what springs to mind with that is bartender Paul Tvaroh's Old Castro cocktail made with Cuban cigar-infused rum poured from a cigar tube, Madagascar vanilla and orange bitters served over vanilla candy floss. It's similar to a rum Old Fashioned. One alternative would be to make a rum Old Fashioned using a Cuban rum like Havana Club with demerara syrup with orange and Angostura bitters and use a home smoke gun to add some cigar type smoke to the drink.

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