Forget the beer! The FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to celebrate and cocktails are in order.  This time around, the games are being hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a classic summer setting for a worldwide competition. While you and your friends are watching the matches with anticipation and rooting your favorite team, you can celebrate the World Cup by mixing these easy-to-make drinks. Inspired by Brazil and the summertime, you will feel refreshed and relaxed during those intense shoot outs between the competing international teams.

Coconut Sangria

Coconut Sangria Credit Dianne Quirante

 

Coconut Sangria

(Pitcher Recipe)

10 oz. CÎROC Coconut

5 oz. White Rum

15 oz. Green Tea

10 oz. Pineapple Juice

5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

5 oz. Simple Syrup

Stir over ice in 64 oz. pitcher

(Single Cocktail)

1 oz. CÎROC Coconut

.5 oz. White Rum

1.5 oz. Green Tea

1 oz. Pineapple Juice

.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

Stir over ice in Wine Glass

 

Summer Spice

Summer Spice Credit Dianne Quirante

 

Summer Spice

1.5 oz. CÎROC Red Berry

.75 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

5 leaves basil

1 piece of jalapeño

3 dashes celery bitters

 

Muddle basil, jalapeño, and celery bitters

Add simple syrup, lime juice, and CÎROC Red Berry

Pack with ice and give a long, hard shake

Double strain into old fashion glass with ice

Garnish with a basil leaf

 

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