Get your Jay D's Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, Molasses Mustard and Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Netherlands: Street Food Bite and Booze of the World Cup






While the Netherlands get ready to square off against Brazil at 3pm tomorrow for third place, we're going to take another trip along the street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014! There's an abundance of street foods in the Netherlands and most of them are fried balls of something or french fries with a peanut sauce, mayonnaise, and diced onions. Don't worry...we're headed straight for the Stroopwafels and a delightful cocktail named The Sherry-Netherland.








Photo Credit: awesomeamsterdam.com
Photo Credit: awesomeamsterdam.com



Stroopwafels (syrup waffles) are super thin treats perfect for a grab-and-go bite. The Dutch have been munching on these since the 18th century. If you've ever wondered what a Dutch double doozy cookie would be like, this is it. Two very thin waffles are held together by a decent layer of syrup. It is literally a syrup and waffle sandwich...awesome. 








Photo Credit: liquor.com
Photo Credit: liquor.com




The Sherry-Netherland is concocted with the Dutch spirit Bols Genever, which is where the idea for gin came from. The Genever has definite aspects of gin, but it's more smooth and less in your face. Other ingredients include sherry, raisins, orange bitters, and curaçao (orange in flavor). The curaçao, blue in color, combined with the other ingredients make for a mysteriously black-colored cocktail. Try it out and let me know what you think!