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World Cup Watching 101

If you can’t make it to Brazil in time for the planet’s most watched sporting event, we’ve got the venue, gear and a fantastic cocktail recipe that will make you feel just as spirited—from your home base


The Batida de Avocado

Begin the night with a traditional Brazilian drink, or batida , recommends Esteban Ordoñez of NYC hot spot Burning Waters Cantina. This creamy avocado number is mildly sweet from the cachaça (Ordoñez used one by Leblon) and brightens up with a splash of lime.

Batida de Avocado

2 oz Cachaça
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
5 drops vanilla essence
1 tbsp of fresh ripe avocado

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the avocado to a purée, add the remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into an iced-filled collins or highball glass. Garnish with a sugar cane stick and lime wheel.



FC Gotham

This casual sports lounge boasts 28 flat screens, leather seats and a food and drink package available when you reserve a private booth so you can skip the inevitable lines and sample the handful of specialty cocktails, like the Beckham Bramble.

409 West 13th Street, fc-gotham.com




Soccer (sorry, “football”) fans can travel in comfort from game to game thanks to TOMS’ World Flags slip-ons. Plus, for every purchase TOMS will donate a pair to a child in need.

$54, toms.com



Show your true colors and support your team with the Havaianas Teams collection featuring the Brazilian brand’s classic flip flop with 18 different flags.

Starting at $26. us.havaianas.com



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