Monday, June 16, 2014

Drink the World Cup | Ghana vs. USA


A big first match for the USA team in the World Cup. My first thought was that it's Budweiser time, but it's an evening game and the US is all about cocktails. I'll start off with a classic... the Manhattan. I really like Rittenhouse Rye, but Willett Rye is pretty beautiful too. Here's my ratio: 2 parts Rittenhouse Rye, 1 part Carpano Antica Formula, 2 dashes Peychauds bitters, garnished with a maraschino cherry, served up in a chilled cocktail glass.

A spirit that is home brewed in Ghana is called Akpeteshie. It is distilled palm wine or sugar cane juice and it's pretty high proof stuff. It's not professionally made, but sold in unlabeled used bottles. Not much chance of finding this on your local liquor store shelves, but fun to learn about.

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