Happy Sunday-ness to you! Ready for today's puzzle? Well, GET ready, because this is a good one:
This cocktail blends a local grape brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and a dollop of whipped egg whites. Although its origin is disputed, this country's cocktail would not use liquor aged in wooden barrels.
alexandriaruthk got it today- this eggy-lemony cocktail is the pisco sour of Peru. Nice!
...After the Spaniards conquered the area, they began planting grapes from the Canary Islands to produce wine. Eventually, vintners settled on an improved version of the black grape called the Quebranta. Grapes deemed useless for winemaking were given to local farmers, who began distilling them into brandy. One town known for making this brandy was Pisco, named after small birds inhabiting the region...
"This country" would mean a single country. We both gave two countries. I clarified my answer later to Peru, but if we only get one guess, that answer would not be eligible. didn't we get 3 guesses in the other daily contests? I'm confused!
I really don't care who wins this. Really! I've already won several daily contests.
I think both of them should get 3 chances in tomorrow's drawing since it was not mentioned today that the country was required too. I know it has been during the week, but each contest stands alone in a new thread.
Well, this day's Puzzle puts in a bit of a pickle. (Get it? ) Even without the reminder that you should include the country's name, the question itself makes it fairly clear that you would have to guess the Peruvian pisco sour, as a variant of this Andean cocktail, because Chilean would be wrong as habee explained.
So, what we'll do is give both habee and alexandriaruthk 1 1/2 bonus entries apiece. If the random number falls on that entry which is shared by both habee and alexandriaruthk, we'll give both the $50 prize. Sound fair? (I'd rather not give out 6 total entries, as this would dilute the chances for those who submitted Hubs)
BTW, since the topic of food is still going strong for a couple more days of the contest, I'd love to share this little tasty treat we saw at the San Francisco Pride Parade this morning. We thought it was hilarious.
As always, a fair solution. It makes sense that 6 entries would take away from the chances the others have in the drawing. I had actually considered the 1.5 thingy, but couldn't figure out how to do the halves. Excellent idea, Jason. I'm rooting for the halvsie ticket to win so they both win $50. LOL