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World Cup Fever: American and Brazilian Recipes to Celebrate

Stephen Brown

Stars and Stripes

To celebrate our team battling it out on the pitch, we’re offering up a few American recipes that will have you cheering and fully satiated. Enjoy!

 

Cheers!

When discussing American spirits, the conversation starts and ends with bourbon. Here, we offer a concoction of some of America's pride: bourbon, lemonade and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

 

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade cocktail - Angel's Envy Bourbon - American cocktail for the World CupBlackberry Bourbon Lemonade

  • 2 oz. Angel's Envy Bourbon
  • 3 oz. sparkling wine
  • 3 oz. lemonade
  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • Pinch of cardamon herb

In a Mason jar, muddle blackberries with pinch of cardamon herb. Add bourbon, sparkling wine and lemonade, stir. Fill with ice; garnish with a lemon wheel and blackberries

 

Lunchtime

For a lunchtime bite that screams First Team All-American, there is nothing better than a hot dog, especially one served Chicago-style. Topped with all sorts of goodies—most importantly sport peppers, a kosher dill pickle spear and celery salt—this hot dog is a mouthful and a great way to root on Team USA. Give this recipe a try, and stack the toppings in this precise order for a true taste of Chicago.

Chicago-style hot dog - American World Cup recipes - celebrate the World Cup with these recipes

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

   Makes 1

  • 1 all-beef hot dog
  • 1 poppy seed hot dog bun

Toppings:

  • 2 sport peppers
  • 4 tomato wedges
  • 1 kosher pickle spear
  • 1 tbsp. chopped white onion
  • Yellow mustard
  • Sweet green pickle relish
  • 1 dash of celery salt

Method:

Traditionally, Chicago-style dogs call for boiled or steamed hot dogs. For those who prefer the charcoal grill, follow this special preparation:

Before placing the hot dog on the grill, slice an X at the both ends of the hot dog. This will help cook the hot dog more quickly while keeping it juicier and plumper to boot.

Once grilled or boiled, follow these simple instructions.

To serve, place hot dog in bun, then follow with toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges (wedged between hot dog and top of bun), pickle spear (wedged between hot dog and bottom of the bun), sport peppers and celery salt.

 

Celebrate the Team USA and the 2014 World Cup with post-match cocktails on page three.

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