We've developed a tradition of enjoying a traditional meal and/or beverage when watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics (here and here) and we'd hate to feel like we neglected the World Cup in this - but rest assured I've been muddling limes to beat the band since it started last week in Brazil. This drink has been featured here before but no matter - it's so good we posted it twice.
2oz Cachaça rum
1 - 2 tblsp cane sugar (don't skimp on the sugar)
Half a lime cut into small pieces
Lots of ice
Muddle the sugar and the lime in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass (even better if you have a Brazilian hardwood muddler!), add the cachaça and ice and shake before pouring into a chilled glass.
Tournament's already off to a great start - may the best team win and all the referees be fair.