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2014 FIFA World Cup Final

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to a close we mourn the loss of the USA to Belgium. Although we can’t show our pride for team USA in the final game, decked out in our red, white, and blue, we will definitely be cheering come this Sunday. Why? To celebrate the month we’ve spent watching the World Cup, and because why not drink delicious cocktails inspired by the competing teams on a Sunday afternoon? Here’s what we’ll be making to cheer on Argentina and Germany in the final game this Sunday.

Argentina– What’s better with a giant slab of Argentinian steak than the refreshing taste of watermelon (and gin, of course)?

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Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lime juice
  • 2 slices Cucumber
  • 3 cubes Watermelon
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Soda water
Preparation
  1. In a pint glass, muddle the watermelon cubes, fine strain and reserve
  2. In a pint glass, muddle cucumber slices
  3. Add spirits & mixers (through simple syrup)
  4. Fill with ice & shake vigorously
  5. Fine strain into an ice filled collins glass
  6. Top with soda water
  7. Garnish with a cucumber slice

Germany – In honor of a country known for their beer, we thought we’d mix a very German style beer with our very American gin.

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Honey Beer
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 1/2 oz Bénédictine
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz Honey syrup*
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 oz Widmer Hefeweizen
Preparation
  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers (through Angostura Bitters)
  2. Fill with ice & shake vigorously
  3. Fine strain into an ice filled highball glass
  4. Top with Hefeweizen
  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge
  6. *To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, let cool

-Alex Hutchinson, Marketing Intern

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