Assist, cachaça cocktail

Today, the U.S. team meets Germany in 2014 World Cup play in Brazil. This drink bears the name of a soccer term used first by American and now by the international soccer organization — the only hold outs are the English, whom seem to resist many American turns of phrase. We’ve brought together something German, something American and something Brazilian for this cocktail. The garnish is all American.

Assist Assist vert
1 ounce cachaça
1/2 ounce rye whiskey
1/4 ounce Jägermeister
1 dash Angostura bitters

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 2 maraschino cherries on a cocktail skewer topped with an American flag.

Want to know more? The history of the assist in football (aka soccer).

Tasting notes: Clear and strong, three spirits and a bitter, eyes on the goal.

Tomorrow: TGIF

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