Fitting Cocktails for the Germany-Argentina World Cup Final

Two cocktails for your World Cup party



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With only a few hours until the 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil, we think it’s high time for a toast. Impress your fútbol- (or Fußball-) loving friends with these cocktails — one for each team. (We’re such good sports.)

Hoping to hang up your hostess apron and head out instead? Here are our top bars where you can watch the World Cup (and score drink specials).

If you’re rooti​ng for: Germany

Make this: Ketel One Glühwein

Created by mixologist Jaren Singh, Nolet Spirits U.S.A.

  • 750 ml Ketel One vodka
  • 3 oz Kirsch
  • 1500 ml grape juice
  • 10 sugar cubes
  • 1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 whole star anise pod
  • 1½ bags mixed berries (frozen)
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  1. Combine the Ketel One, sugar cubes, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and star anise in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to foam
  2. Remove from heat and transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm. Stir in the frozen mixed berries and their juice; add the Kirsch and the orange slices
  3. Strain out all ingredients
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  5. Serve chilled in a glass mug

 

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If you’re rooti​ng for: Argentina

Make this: Ketel One Clerico

Serves 8-10

  • 1 bottle BV Coastal Estates Sauvignon Blanc
  • 6 oz Ketel One Oranje
  • 3 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz pomegranate juice
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz white grape juice
  • 3 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher half-filled with ice. Stir
  2. Pour into a wine glass filled with ice
  3. Garnish with raspberries and pomegranate seeds
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