Happy Fourth of July, chicas y chicos!
This one’s short and sweet, as I figure most of you are at the playa or at a barbecue celebrating the Spirit of Independence.
As a warm-up to the big barbecue tonight, I enjoyed the Brazil-Colomba World Cup match at Día de Campo, a newish nouveau-Mexican restaurant in beautiful downtown Hermosa Beach, California.
Turns out the fine gente at Día de Campo created a special World Cup cocktail, the “Copa do Mundo.” This is what it looks like:
Much like the World Cup–and this great nation of ours–it’s a mash-up of cultures: there’s cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit and the knock-you-on-your-butt ingredient in Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha; there’s lime for a little Latin sabor; egg white to remind me of Perú’s patriotic drink, the Pisco Sour; and blueberry juice for the All-American in all of us. Oh, and the whole yummy concoction is topped with a few drops of grapefruit bitters.
So gather up the ingredients, pour them into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake. If that’s too much work and you happen to be near Hermosa Beach, get yourself to Día de Campo, 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, Calif.
¡Salud and Happy Fourth of July!