What to Eat and Drink During the Last Week of the Rio Olympics

From churrasco to cachaça cocktails, to sweet little desserts, here's what you should be consuming while watching Rio 2016
My Rio de Janeiro: A Cookbook by Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz

My Rio de Janeiro: A Cookbook by Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz

With the spotlight on South America this year, we get to see what Brazil is all about, and we at The Daily Meal are most fascinated, of course, by the food.

The Olympic Games never seem lose their magic. The power of sport will forever draw out our patriotic nature, and the spirit and pride of the Olympics will always be an enduring theme of the Games.

What will always change, however, is the location. Countries strenuously bid to become a host city, and often scramble to complete construction projects and pull of the  

finishing touches before opening their doors to the world in a dramatic fashion. The opening ceremonies give the world audience a crash course in history and native culture interlaced with spectacle and fireworks. With the spotlight on South America this year, we get to see what Brazil is all about, and we at The Daily Meal are most fascinated, of course, by the food.

Brazil is influenced by indigenous, European, and African cultures, which is reflected in their food and drink. There is only one week left to soak it all in!

From classic churrasco to cachaça cocktails to sweet little desserts, here's what you need to  throw a gold-medal viewing party as you watch Simone Biles or Usain Bolt take home the gold.  

Rachael Pack is Cook Editor of The Daily Meal, Follow her on Instagram @rachael_pack

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