Ciaolà, the cocktail recipe for Italian House to toast the Olympics

Designed by Fabrizio Widgeon bartender, it is the colorful drinks that will keep company with the Italian athletes in their trip to Rio de Janeiro. Here is the recipe
Music, amazing choreography and above all much, much sport. The opening ceremony of the 5th August at Maracanã will give the official start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. House Italy, the structure that will house our 308 athletes ready to bring high the tricolor flag under the Brazilian sky, was held at the Clube Costa Brava, in the Joá district, in the west of Rio de Janeiro. Here, between events, cultural initiatives and a bit of well-deserved rest, you can drink in Ciaolà company, a drink specially created by the bartender Fabrizio Widgeon to celebrate the Olympic adventure of the blue team.
A colorful cocktail, cheerful and played on intense fruit flavors that dominate the season of international mixology. The protagonist of the recipe (found below) is the ultra-premium vodka Ciroc, the only one to be obtained exclusively by distillation of selected grapes, which divides the glass with Sicilian lemon juice, guava puree, egg white pasteurized and Primitivo young.

The cocktail name, Ciaolà, born from the union of the classic Italian and Brazilian greetings: hello, and its equivalent in Portuguese olà. Hoping to be able to welcome the Olympics so full of medals and rewards.

Ciaolà, Fabrizio Wigeon

4.5 cl of Ciroc vodka
3 cl Sicilian lemon juice
2 cl guava puree
7.5 ml of pasteurized egg white
3 cl of young Primitivo

Pour Ciroc vodka, lemon juice, guava puree and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice previously. Add the young Primitivo and garnish with a sprig of basil.

24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford’s return

50 years after his first victory, so Ford has managed to regain the top spot

The history of the Ford GT, like all the best sports stories, is a personal story. Stems from a bitter rivalry that dates back more than 50 years ago, when Henry Ford II tried to buy the Ferrari sports section in 1963. When it was just before the conclusion of the transaction, Enzo Ferrari he changed his mind and closed the deal. Enraged, Ford asked his engineers to give a lesson Italian entrepreneur. Mission accomplished in 1966, when the new GT40 square a spectacular hat-trick at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, breaking the Ferrari domination that lasted for six years. Ford becomes the first and only American automaker to win on the French track, and is repeated four times in a row, also inaugurating the tradition of champagne shower on the podium thanks to its pilot, Jo Siffert, that while celebrating opens inadvertently his bottle and spray it on the public. The last victory for Ford in 1969 with the Belgian driver Jacky Ickx, who places first though to protest the lack of security of the traditional departure of the drivers who run across the track and then jump in the car is started walking slowly.

24 Hours of Le Mans
The memory and the legacy of those four extraordinary years must have been very present in the minds of the engineers of the Ford Special Vehicle Team (now renamed Ford Performance) when they met 43 years later in a bunker in the basement of the headquarters of Ford in Michigan to design the return of the American brand on the Le Mans circuit. “The GT40 was my first thought, how could it be otherwise?” Said Ford Performance Director Dave Pericak.24 Hours of Le Mans

It was not just a matter of designing a racing car. The Le Mans Regulation provides that to enter in the GTE Pro class, Ford would first have to create a road model, and then adapt it to stand up to 24 consecutive hours of running, all within the fiftieth anniversary of the victory, which fell in June 2016. Fortunately the car’s design procedures have become much faster from the 60s to today. The design process on paper, construction of models and experimentation with prototypes was replaced by the virtual reality that enables engineers to carefully examine each car in 3D detail before any of its components to be built, while a driving simulator It is allowing designers to understand first performance on the track.

24 Hours of Le Mans
In the test phase, the computational fluid dynamics has transformed the aerodynamics in a precise and predictable science and allows you to test and optimize features such as the rear spoiler and large air diffusers of the GT well before entering the wind tunnel. Thanks to all this, when the first GT 2016 has rolled off the assembly line, Ford already had a pretty clear idea of ​​how he would run on a circuit. Information quite useful, since despite a passing resemblance to the first GT40, the GT 2016 is completely different from any other car Ford has ever built. The use of carbon fiber everywhere, from the monocoque to the wheels and the hand-made aluminum structures to connect the frame to the suspension ensure that the supercar only 1310 Kg weights.
The combination of these aerodynamic characteristics with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo engine and six-cylinder V which releases a power of 630 horsepower (200 horsepower of the old GT40 but with two cylinders less) puts the GT between machines from the most powerful way that has ever been built before the engineers of the racing team they put their hands above to edit it.

24 Hours of Le Mans
But as he approached the race of Le Mans, the question was always the same: it will be enough? “We were confident, we had addressed all the issues related to the resistance in a race like that, we had speed and wondered what could make the machine on” circuit Pericak says, “But we have never competed against each other, not sure what they had prepared. Many things can happen in a long 24 hours race. ” Despite a difficult start to the season at Daytona, the positive signs have arrived with the first place at Laguna Seca followed by the second at six hours of Spa a week later.

24 Hours of Le MansSabato June 18 at 15 Ford GT has been deployed on the starting line in Le Mans. Twenty-four hours after Sebastien Bourdais, Dirk Muller and Joey Hand, the drivers of the GT 68, climb onto the top step of the podium in the GTE Pro class, ahead of those of the # 82 Ferrari.
“It’s not often you see a car go back to Le Mans with a title on the first try,” says Pericak, “The challenge that this team had to face was no different from the one they had faced 50 years ago.” The first year went, the other three are missing.

The recipe for the summer detox cocktail

Papaya, passion fruit, lime, passion fruit and ginger how to prepare an antioxidant and energy-rate drink

Ready to prepare a healthy cocktail of sultry weather-proof? Happy hour craze waned, today the aperitif is detox and even gourmet. Besides well as celebrities from all over the world for this summer they have decided to focus on the antioxidant effects of analcoolici drink. And if the location in which to learn the secrets of the drink is a luxury resort in the heart of North Ari atoll in the Maldives, the effects of the energy concentrated multiply. The result? A natural doping providing you a higher gear before your workout thanks to fiber, vitamins and minerals contained in papaya and passion fruit. Now close your eyes and imagine that you are at Jing bar overlooking a very long jetty touched by the crystal waters of a sea postcard. (

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Papaya Boost

5 pieces of papaya
250 ml orange juice
2 pieces of passion fruit

Pour all ingredients into a shaker along with plenty of ice and shake vigorously.

Filter into the glass and serve.

Italy-Germany: from Rivera to Balotelli, 46 years domain

Saturday in Bordeaux is back Italy-Germany, the mother of all challenges. The Germans are certain to win, but history tells something different. From Mexico ’70 to today. The videos

For the Bild there is no game. Italy passed off and “Granny” ready to go back to Fiumicino. They said as many as ten years ago, when they were playing at home and they were confident that the Azzurri would leave the pens. I always say, the Germans. “This time we win.” But then it never happens. It goes on like that since the ball rolling on a football field. If Italy and Germany meet in an international tournament, the first non-forgiveness. Out of eight matches between European and World, the count says 4 wins and 4 draws. Saturday, June 2 is the day of “litmus test.”

The champions of the world – really now aware of their own strength – against what was supposed to be the worst national forever. Transformed by Antonio Conte in a phalanx ready to resist the attack of anyone. Belgium phenomena, Sweden Ibrahimovic, Spain highly decorated. Without neither the men of Loew and France. Under with the first, then possibly it’s up to Pogba and his companions, provided that Iceland does not play a trick to the Bleus. Meanwhile there is to beat Germany, which in turn – even before Italy – must overcome the inferiority complex sons of history. A fairy tale (for us) and a nightmare (for them) started a Mexican night, 1970.

Mexico City, the Partido del siglo
When Rivera blew Italy Retail 111 of the world’s semi-final, while Germany picked up the pieces of a legendary game, he remained in the memory as the Partido del Siglo. Never again a swing of emotion so great, never so many reversals in just two overtimes.

Spain ’82, scream Tardelli
It was the beginning of a rivalry that was rekindled twelve years later. The Germans were seeking revenge, Italy Enzo Bearzot inflicted a very severe lesson. Enclosed in the 2-0, that of Marco Tardelli. His scream, the President of the Republic Sandro Pertini standing in the stands and scientific card games with the cup in plain sight are the three snapshots of the Mundial ’82. Together with the “world champions, world champions, world champions” Nando Martellini.
Grosso and Del Piero, the house party
They thought of putting an end to the domain in 2006. Would you front of his audience, the Mannschaft not finally manage to beat the blues? It was not enough exorcism of Der Spiegel: “We will close a few accounts opened against the Italian mama’s boys.” He finished with Grosso goal, ready to emulate scream Tardelli, and Alex Del Piero hook. Italy-Germany 2-0. Blues in the final, then again world champions.
Euro 2012, when they became Super Mario
Even the technical involution Blues and the exponential growth of the Germans was enough to stop the domain. Four years ago the European Championship in Ukraine and Poland, Italy Prandelli was having a poverty of technical wire and a few years too in its key performers. And then the unknowns Cassano and Balotelli. In front of an increasingly mature team and full of phenomena. Nothing to do: it was the night of SuperMario. A pumpkin and a stone to break the Neuer and make poker. The nightmare continues Germans. They’re exorcising in the usual way. “This is the right time, this time it’s our turn.” We’ll see if they never learn or if the time has really come.

9 Moons. Iceland, the land where the gin is a revelation

At Euro 2016 the team-revelation. We tell her through a distillation which uses pure water Made in Iceland

“It is done! It is done! Go wherever you like, England! Iceland will play with France Saturday. France-Iceland! You go home. You can go outside Europe.

You can go where you like hell. England 1 Iceland 2 is the end result here in Nice. And the story continues. ”

A scream out loud these words was the commentator Iceland Gudmundur Benediktsson after Iceland’s victory over England last Monday to Euro 2016. It seemed possessed immediately after the final whistle. Now, however, Sunday, July 3 to 21, there is the big match against the hosts and, provided that the continuous story, we are certain that not send you to say also to the Bleus.

Benediktsson is one of Iceland’s 320 thousand with an unpronounceable name. Yet, despite the complexity of the language, the Icelandic people is a sui generis: able to do their own limits their synergy, the driving force of a nation that is the least populous of Europe. We went there, to understand why in a land so tricky (what ever the language …) still live thousands.

Enclosed by spectacular glaciers, geysers as precise clocks and expanses of rock punctuated here and there by fishing villages (including sharks and whales), Iceland in this period provides an acceptable climate. Of course, then the steppe expanses inhabited by small as robust horse with the mane of My Little Pony, you turn the corner and you suddenly find yourself in the midst of a storm of wind and snow. It is beautiful for that, because rich, unpredictable and fascinating: you never cease to hear the rustle of spectacular waterfalls surrounded by nothing. The water is in fact very precious here. They know the English of Martin Miller’s gin that despite Monday’s sports drubbing, continue to use it to produce their gin. In fact, they believe so much that they have produced one aged in Scotch Whisky: 9 Moons. A delight. Although Icelanders say they prefer the potato-flavored spirit cumin, Brennivin (literally “burning wine”), Martin Miller’s Gin made from pure water Made in Iceland is much tastier and healthier. It does not burn the stomach, for example. We tried matched the putrefied shark and ram testicles, both local specialties. Never successful partnership. Leif Erikson, the Viking Icelandic year 1000, would have appreciated. I wonder what they think about the French. We, meanwhile, argue that the story should continue, if only to drink with an Icelandic gin.