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.
La Dorita Coffee Martini
This rich drink will give you and your guests an excuse to linger around the dinner table, known as “sobremesa” in Argentina, sharing stories and enjoying each others company. It is the perfect exclamation point to any soiree. If you want to sleep that night, I suggest using decaf espresso.
1 ounce La Dorita dulce de leche liqueur
1 ounce espresso
1 ounce vanilla-infused vodka
1 ounce Kahlúa
whipping cream and coffee beans, for garnish
Combine espresso, vodka and Kahlúa in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake well and strain. Combine whipping cream with La Dorita liqueur; shake well until thick and layer on top.
La Dorita Crush
Nothing quite sets the mood for a romantic dinner like a beautiful cocktail that you’ve taken the time to create for your special someone. Crush on your Valentine with this sweet yet naughty treat. The frozen strawberries and cream create such a refreshing drink that you’ll have to pace yourself, as they go down too quickly.
2 ounces La Dorita dulce de leche liqueur
1 ounce vodka
2 ounces strawberry juice
1 ounce whipping cream
Put several frozen strawberries and a little water in a blender and liquefy. Remove seeds by passing the blend through a thin mesh. Combine strawberry juice, 1 ounce of La Dorita liqueur and vodka in a shaker with ice; shake well and strain into a martini glass. In the same shaker, combine remaining La Dorita liqueur with whipping cream, shake well until it becomes creamy and layer on top. Garnish with fresh strawberries.