Cuba Libre in Old City hosts viewing fiestas throughout the FIFA World Cup with representatives from Leblon Cachaça giving away tons of swag like soccer balls, whistles and more. (Image courtesy Cuba Libre)
It only happens every four years, and anticipation is building for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
At Cuba Libre, the games will be celebrated in truly festive Latin-American style starting today, Thursday, June 12.
As the competition heats up in Brazil, locals can stay afoot of the happenings without ever having to leave Old City.
Throughout the entire tournament, the Cuban style restaurant and rum bar will feature special $7 Leblon Cachaça cocktails during matches.
Naturally, that would involve refreshing traditional caipirinhas and mojitos, but also newer concoctions such as Hot in Rio (cachaça, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Cynar, vermouth, lime juice, guarapo, pineapple juice and cayenne) and a Carnivale Martini (açai liqueur, Clément Créole Shrubb, lychee juice, orange juice and blueberries).
In addition, two special viewing parties during Brasil vs. Mexico (June 17, 4 p.m.) and the final Championship Match (July 13, 3 p.m.), will offer special $4 and $5 tapas from Chef Guillermo Pernot, Leblon World Cup giveaway prizes and the chance to enter a gift basked with Leblon and World Cup swag.
In other words, there’s something for everyone to root for. Goal!
World Cup at Cuba Libre
When: Throughout the World Cup, June 12-July 13
Where: Cuba Libre, 10 S. 2nd Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.cubalibrerestaurant.com