Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail from Awesome on 20

Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail

Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail from Awesome on 20

Well, we survived the World Cup. It was a long haul with some rough moments, but we survived to see Germany triumph over Argentina, which my husband rather enjoyed. There’s only one problem. We now have a ton of leftover, obscure booze from around the world. 

Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail from Awesome on 20

Wait, is that a problem? Let’s look at it as an opportunity. Today, we’re going to use up some cachaca, which is a Brazilian rum. When we tried it, we thought it tasted more like tequila than rum. It has that sharp sweetness you sometimes get from tequila. Geoff had the great idea to make a Brazilian version of my favorite tequila cocktail, the tequila sunrise.

I combined cachaca with triple sec, and orange juice, then layered in some grenadine for that lovely sunrise effect. I garnished them with thin slices of orange and lime. The tart citrus compliments the sharpness of the cachaca. I’m into it.

Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail from Awesome on 20

I still feel a little sad for the way Brazil’s World Cup ended. But with the Summer Olympics in Rio in two years, I’m sure we’ll be buying another bottle of cachaca. Now what am I going to do with all this Amarula and Wishniak? I see lots of international cocktails in our future. Come on over.

Brazilian Sunrise Cocktail
Serves 1
A sweet and tart cocktail featuring Brazilian cachaca
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce cachaca
  3. 1 ounce triple sec
  4. About 1 cup orange juice
  5. 1 to 2 tablespoons grenadine
  6. orange and lime slices for garnishes
Instructions
  1. Put a handful of ice in a short glass. Add cachaca and triple sec. Fill the glass most of the way with orange juice, then stir.
  2. Tilt your glass slightly to the side and slowly pour the grenadine down the inside of the glass so that it can make a lovely pink layer on the bottom.
  3. Add orange and lime slices and celebrate Brazilian style.
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Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Pimm’s and Cherry Lemonade plus World Cup Cocktails

 

 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

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My husband has been counting the minutes until the World Cup in Brazil. We’ve been watching a bit of football lately (if I call it soccer, I can expect to see divorce papers), and it’s all about to get much more intense. There can be no question that we’re supporting England, and luckily, they don’t play the US this time. As long as I don’t cheer too much for my own team, I think we’ll make it through the next four years.

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

I don’t actually know much about football, but I do know that watching sports is an excellent excuse for drinking. It’s Geoff’s goal to drink a beer from each country during each match, which is already proving challenging, but since I don’t drink beer, I need to be prepared with a go to cocktail that will get me in the spirit. 

I chose Pimm’s and lemonade (that’s Sprite in American) for my team cocktail since it seems like that’s what all the English girls drink in the summer. I also added a bit of syrup from the maraschino cherry jar to sweeten the deal. I could definitely drink these all day. I doubt you’re supposed to drink them while watching sports, but I don’t usually pay much attention to what you’re supposed to do. 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Will you be watching the World Cup this year? What team are you supporting? And most importantly, what will you be drinking while you do it? 

Pimm's and Cherry Lemonade
Serves 1
A lovely summer cocktail for cheering on the English football team.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. ice
  2. 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) Pimm's liqueur
  3. About a cup of lemon lime soda
  4. 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup
  5. a lemon wedge and a cherry for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a tall glass (12 ounces) with plenty of ice. Add your jigger of Pimm's and top it up with lemonade, that's Sprite to Americans, then stir in the cherry syrup. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry, and sip away while your team scores many goals.
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 For the opening match, why not try a Caipirinha for Team Brazil or this cherry cocktail for Team Croatia. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out what we’re drinking during the World Cup. Go England!

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Dudes! It’s my blogaversary!!! Last year on Memorial Day weekend, I launched my very own website after years of quiet wishing. One second I’m thinking, “I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” and then the next second I’m thinking, “Wait, it’s only been a year?” Either way, we should definitely have a drink to celebrate.

So much has changed in the past year. Times were much harder back then, but finally our luck began to change, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

My husband and I both have stable, relatively well-paying jobs, and I no longer have to panic every time the rent is due. My daughter became a teenager, and I turned 35, which definitely makes me old. I got a new camera, but I still barely know how to work it. So much can happen in a year.

I still have big blogger dreams. Maybe by this time next year, people will actually read my blog. The good news and the bad news is that I’ll continue to make food, take it’s picture, write about it, and put it on the internet whether you like it or not. Especially since after all that is over, I get to eat it. Or in this case, drink. That’s a sweet gig right there.

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Put some pomegranate juice in your margarita. It’s sweet and tart and just a tiny bit fancy. Make yourself a sugar rim because we’re celebrating. Doing something you love for a whole year is awesome, and I can’t think of a better reason to celebrate.

Pomegranate Margarita
Serves 1
Tangy, sweet, pomegranate margarita perfect for a celebration
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Spoonful of sugar
  2. Ice
  3. 2 ounces tequila
  4. 1 ounce triple sec
  5. 1 ounce lime juice
  6. 3 ounces pomegranate juice
Instructions
  1. Get out two small plate and put a shallow layer of water in one and a big spoonful of sugar in the other. Flip your glass over and dip the rim into the water, then into the sugar so that the sugar sticks to the rim of the glass.
  2. Add ice to a cocktail shaker or a larger glass. Pour all the remaining ingredients over the ice and shake or stir. Pour the cocktail into your sugar rimmed glass. Make one for your friends because it's a party.
Notes
  1. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, choose a sweetened pomegranate juice blend rather than an unsweetened pure pomegranate juice.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
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