Saturday, June 14, 2014

Drinking the World Cup | Brazil vs. Croatia


For the opening match of the 2014 World Cup with Brazil playing Croatia, it's hard not to pick the Brazilian national drink, the Caipirinha, for the cocktail of the game. The Caipirinha is made with cachaça, limes, and sugar. Get the recipe here.

If you are supporting Croatia, that's a tougher call. Rakia is the national drink of Croatia, which is distilled from fermented fruit, most commonly plums, apricots, and grapes. If you want to keep it simple, make a Caipirinha made with rakia, but that seems to be a little Brazilian focused. Traditionally, it is drunk neat in small glasses and in Croatia, it is paired with figs and served at the beginning of the meal.

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