Every four years when soccer takes to its biggest stage, one group of teams stands out as having the fiercest, most intense competition in the big tournament. Known as the “Group of Death,” the talent among these four squads is often so overwhelming that it becomes impossible to predict its outcome.

This year, the USA is part of this group. Since it will inevitably be an exhilarating ride throughout the tournament, we wanted to provide you and your readers with some fun and easy cocktails with a twist to enjoy while they cheer on the Red, White and Blue! The twist? Each of the cocktails listed is unique to one of the Group of Death teams.

Below are the cocktail recipes to enjoy responsibly when you are watching the World Cup!

Black, Red and Whisky- Germany

1.5 oz. George Dickel No. 8

1/2 oz. orange juice

1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 oz. homemade grenadine

Instructions: Pour ingredients into Shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into Coupe glass.

Stars & Strikers- USA


2 oz. cranberry juice

2 oz. orange juice

Instructions: In a shaker half filled with ice, add CAPTAIN MORGAN WHITE RUM, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Shake well and strain into highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime.

The Black Star- Ghana

1.25oz Crown Royal XO

.25oz Dry Curacao

.25oz Lime Juice

Bar spoon kumquat cordial

The Shield

1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

1 oz. Orange juice

1 oz. Lemon juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

½ oz. amaretto

Instructions: Garnish: orange & cherry. Shake ingredients and strain into an ice filled tumbler.

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