As promised, with the heralding of the new month comes the next installment of the 2014 Calendar Challenge and February's funny finds inspiration in the language of our childhood...
|Image Source: Simon Drew's Famous Phrases Calendar 2014|
Anyway the sketch of these woolly warmers gassing over a vino or two reminds me that today is National Pisco Sour Day.
I know. Who knew?
Pisco is a powerful grape brandy created by both the Peruvians and the Chileans and forms the basis of the potent Pisco Sour cocktail. Each nation has a slightly different recipe but Peru pay homage to their national tipple on the first Saturday in February - today. And if you are in London, the kind folk at Londonist have published a list where you can sample the best/most authentic manifestations of this South American delight - just click here. If not, you'll have to google your own list.
I first discovered the joys of pisco during a girls night out at the then newly opened Ceviche Peruvian Bar and Kitchen in London about 18 months ago but rather than sour grapes, it was passion that I found at the bar. Or rather Pasion de Ceviche: A delicious blend of ginger-infused pisco, passionfruit juice, prickly pear liqueur and honey that was so smooth and delicious I had four that night, firstly transferring from an early allegiance to Toro Mata (a cocktail combo of coffee, pisco and sugar syrup) and then duly convincing my three cocktail-ing compatriots to join me.
Unsurprisingly sour grapes were in short supply at our table that night.
Note to self: Must go back. Soon.
In other alcoholic news, just yesterday Lil Chicky posted this on Facebook...
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It's chocolate port...in a glass shoe-boot.
What's a girl to do? It's just leading this 'sweet' Aussie lamb to alcoholic slaughter.