The World Cup has taken over San Diego bars by storm! Being out and about with large groups of fans is a blast, but watching a game from home can be equally enjoyable. Plus, you have VIP seating on your couch. Winning. If you plan to support teams from your abode, we have a few tips and recipes to complete the party. Even if it’s just a party for one.
Step one: Make a cocktail
“I love watching a good game of soccer with a good cocktail. My go-to, good luck drink is a Jalisco Sunrise made with our Reposado,” says Miguel (Chicky) Luna, owner and co-creator of San Diego-based CaliFino Tequila. “The combination of citrus and hints of vanilla from the Reposado shaken with fresh juice from oranges makes for one refreshing cocktail. Gooooaaaal!”
- 2 oz. CaliFino Reposado
- 3/4 oz. orange curacao
- 3/4 oz. orange juice
- Shake, strain over fresh ice
- Top with Pama liqueur
- Bartenders choice: Salt rim if desired
Step two: Order food
For a handful of friends:
Just because you aren’t at a bar during the games, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some good eats! Hit up barleymash for their popular game-day apps like their Oven Roasted Beer-Brined Chicken Wings. These tasty wings are served with your choice of whiskey-buffalo, mango-mojito chili, bourbon-bbq, teriyaki or naked. Bring it home by adding an order of San Diego Iron Fries, which come with red chili-braised short ribs, pepper jack beer-cheese sauce, sour cream, spicy guacamole and salsa fresca. Boom!
For a home full of folks:
Catering for a larger group? San Diego’s Wood Ranch, located in Mission Valley, should be “your go-to spot! Not only does the award-winning restaurant have affordable catering packages which include Wood Ranch Tri Tip, signature sides and freshly baked garlic rolls, they also offer individual items, desserts and beverages. Diners can also stop in for lunch and dinner, and enjoy salads topped with smoked meat, signature BBQ plates and sides like Grilled Corn on the Cob or Mashed Potatoes.
Step three: Sit back and enjoy the game!
Watching a game from home is a great option if you’re looking forward to avoiding massive crowds, dealing with traffic and battling long lines at the bar. Sit back, sip a cocktail and nosh on some delicious eats while you enjoy one of the many games during The World Cup!