It’s fútbol season in the unofficial capital of Latin America – Miami – and Magic City fans, along with others from across the globe, are eager to see their favorite countries win at this year’s FIFA World Cup (June 14th – July 15th).
While most Miamian’s won’t make it to Russia to watch the games live, they can order these World Cup country-inspired cocktails to sip on while rooting for their favorite team at these Miami hotspots:
Ginebra Y Toro at LEYNIA
As you watch Team Argentina’s Lionel Messi slay the field, enjoy an Argentinean twist on a classic Gin & Tonic that uses ingredients sourced from Argentina, -Principe de los Apostoles Gin, Paso de los Toros Pomelo (grapefruit soda), Mate Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Mate Bitters and Club Soda.
1685 Collins Avenue (inside the Delano South Beach), Miami Beach, @leyniarestaurant
The LN2 Caipirinha from Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
José Andrés’s take on Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha, by combining traditional ingredients, Avua Cachaça, Sugar, and Fresh Lime, with Liquid Nitrogen -in lieu of ice, to create this frozen masterpiece. Like Team Brazil’s star player Neymar, The LN2 Caipirinha is a theatrical spectacle when it is prepared tableside by mixing the liquid nitrogen.
1300 S Miami Avenue (inside the SLS Brickell), Miami, @bazaarmarbyjose
The Mezcalero from Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
This Mezcal-based cocktail uses Ancho Reyes, a spicy Mexican liqueur made from Ancho and Poblano chiles, combined with Mezcal Vida, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice, Agave Syrup, and Black Pepper to produce just the right amount of kick with hints of sweetness.
237 20th Street #B, Miami Beach, @mysweetliberty @sweetlibertymia
Marrakesh Garden at Byblos Miami
This is the perfect drink to sip on while watching Team Morocco face Team Iran for their first ever World Cup. Blended with Cold-Press Cucumber and Celery Juice, Fresh Mint, and Lime Juice, this Middle Eastern cocktail can be made with Gin or Rum, and topped with Nigella Seeds.
1545 Collins Avenue,(in the Shorecrest Building) Miami Beach, @ByblosMiami