Argentina and Germany faced off in the 2014 World Cup final in Río de Janeiro. In honor of the clash of these two giants, we created this refreshing and patriotic cocktail. It’s fashioned after the Argentine flag and named after Argentina’s national captain, Lionel Messi—also known as La Pulga, or, “the little flea that could.” Dulce de leche made headlines in worldwide newspapers at the opening of the games due to Brazilian officials confiscating almost 90 pounds of it from Uruguay’s national soccer team as it arrived in Brazil. Why, you might ask, would a Uruguayan soccer team travel with their own dulce de leche? It’s an everyday flavor they rely on. In the end, Germany won in overtime 1:0, but Argentina gave them quite a fight!
2.5 ounces La Dorita dulce de leche liqueur
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces Blue Curacao
1 ounce whipping cream
Combine 1.5 ounces of liqueur, vodka and Blue Curacao in a shaker with ice; shake well and strain into a martini glass. Remove ice. n the same shaker, combine the remaining liqueur and whipping cream, and shake well until it becomes creamy. Layer on top. Garnish with a fresh lemon zest spiral.