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In this cocktail (derived from a sour), Germany meets Brazil. This was created after the 2014 FIFA world cup, where that encounter set several records in soccer history and inspired the name of the drink.  Brazilian soccer fans may want to rename it. The base is Cachaca (Leblon preferred), the float is Gluhwein, a spiced red wine that is fairly easy to get in winter time, and not that hard to make yourself, thanks to youtube and other sources. The fresh thyme twig turns out to be a very important addition, to the point that it may be worthwhile to produce some thyme infused cachaca to amplify that note. In my first version of this drink, I attempted to make gluhwein ice cubes, dark red. In principle, this should work, and guests love the dark red ice cubes. It didn’t work very well in my case, as I was too lazy to heat the gluhwein to get the alcohol out. The orange juice, a product of the experimentation phase, turns out to be of minor significance, you can replace it by increasing the amount of lemon juice a bit.

1 oz Cachaca (enhanced: thyme infused Cachaca)

1 oz St. Germain

1 oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz orange juice

Float about 1.5 oz of Gluhwein on top

Decorate with orange zest and fresh thyme twig.


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The Cheat Sheet

Here are some favorite cocktails all on a two sided sheet..

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King’s Sour

2 egg whites

1 oz Campari

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz Maraschino

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Dry and wet shake, decorate with lemon twist.

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Barley Rob Roy

2 oz Scotch

1 oz Vermouth (sweet, perfect, or dry)

1 dash Angostura

shake and strain into cocktail glass. Add lemon peel. 

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Manhattan Sour

2 oz Rye (high proof, like 100)

1 oz simple syrup

juice of one lemon

red wine (Bordeaux) as float

Shake and dump into glass. float the Bordeaux on top. 

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1 oz Rye (e.g. Makers 46)

1 oz Gin

1 tsp Absinthe

1/2 oz St. Germain

3/4 oz sweet Vermouth

Shake and strain into glass with fresh ice.

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Morning Glory

1 oz Bourbon

1 oz Cognac

1 tsp Cointreau

1 tsp simple syrup

1 tsp Absinthe

1 dash Angostura

splash of soda. Decorate with orange peel.

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