Monday, January 16, 2012

All Work and No Play......

We actually have gotten a day off since we've been here.  Sunday was our day off, therefore I did not blog on Saturday night because we spent the night out on the town.  We got back from the hospital at 8:00PM, and a group of us planned to meet for dinner at 9:00.  We met in the lobby of our hotel and took off towards the beach where there is a mall filled with great restaurants, bars, clubs and of course shopping.  When we go to the restaurant we were informed that there was a 40 minute wait.  It just didn't dawn on me that 40 minutes meant we were going to eat after 10 PM.  So we sat in a bar near the restaurant and drank Pisco Sours.
The national origin of the pisco sour is debated. Both Chile and Peru lay claim to the drink.[3] In both countries, the variety of lime used is what North Americans would call Persian lime but Peruvians call simply "lemons". In the United States, the drink is usually made with commonly available Lisbon or Eureka lemons. With the increased availability of Pisco and regional bitters outside South America, the Pisco Sour, like the Mojito and Caipirinha, has increased in popularity in the United States.
Since 2003, Peru has a National Pisco Sour Day which is celebrated on the first weekend of February. (Wikipedia) 
Melanie, Joelle, Collin & Maureen with our DOUBLE Pisco Sours
Here is a Pisco Sour recipe -
4 cups ice cubes
     1 cup pisco
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • aromatic bitters

  • Place ice cubes, pisco, lemon juice, sugar, egg white, and bitters in the bowl of a blender. Blend on high speed until finely pureed. Pour into two glasses and garnish with an additional dash of bitters.
    And then there was dinner -
    Most of us had not eaten much that day so the double Pisco Sour was probably a bit of overkill.  I don't remember the name of the bar nor do I remember the name of the restaurant.  But I must say that a good time was had by all. We didn't finish dinner until after midnight!

    A beef dish with fries and rice
    This was mine - Rice with seafood Yumm
    After dinner someone had the bright idea to go dancing and so we did - a place called "Ohm". A few turns around the dance floor another Pisco Sour and me, my roommate Melonie and our friend James decided to call it a night. But before we returned to the hotel we stopped by one of the numerous elaborate casinos found about town. I let Melonie drop some change into the roulette machine she lost, then I drug Melonie and James back to the hotel. We got in at about 3:00 AM. I can't remember the last time I stayed out that late. 
    Aimee, Melanie, Collin, James

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