Bring home the trophy #Argentina! @fifaworldcup #maracana (at Maracana Stadium)
The World Cup Finals have arrived. @fifaworldcup #maracanastadium (at Maracana Stadium)
Nurturing an abiding love for Latin America, I've traded big city lights for sunshine and grapes in Mendoza, Argentina. A perennial traveler and writer, I'm inspired by locals, culture and creativity. This is my patchwork.
by Nora Walsh
Impressive paint job, especially the six-packs! #worldcup #fifafanfest (at Copacabana)
My 15-minutes of World Cup fame!
My third interview of the night…Revenge for 1990 & 2006 Argentina! #worldcup
Oh-my-Messi. We’re going to the final! #worldcup2014 (at FIFA Fan Fest)
World Cup 2014 is on fire in Rio de Janeiro and Belmond Copacabana Palace has added its own spice to the mix. The iconic hotel’s new pan-Asian restaurant MEE, fronted by celebrity chef Ken Hom, has created a beguiling concoction that’s casting a spell on World Cup fans.
The “Mandinga” cocktail is a seductive blend of Cachaça (a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice) and cashew juice with a dash of hazelnut and mandarin liqueurs.
MEE hopes this touch of Afro-Brazilian magic will carry the Seleção squad to their sixth World Cup trophy. Brazil may not have invented soccer, but they are known for perfecting it. Saúde!
Here’s the Mandinga Cocktail Recipe to mix up wherever you are in the world:
- 1.5 fl. oz. Leblon Cachaça
- ¼ fl. oz. Frangelico liqueur
- ¼ fl. oz. Mandarinetto liqueur
- 1 fl. oz. cashew juice
- ¼ fl. oz. lemon juice
- ¼ fl. oz. sugar syrup