Friday, October 12, 2012

Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.

October 12,
Dia de la Raza

While other countries celebrate Columbus Day, many Hispanic countries, like Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, celebrate, Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race.   Columbus' government would be the first to institute an official form of slavery and an active onslaught of brutality against the natives. The Hispanic culture is largely influenced by the indios, Native Americans.The Dia de Raza celebrates the birth of this new culture. The celebrations are not for Columbus himself, but for the acknowledgment that no matter how bitter sweet, it was his exploration that made the beautiful mixture we have today.Ancestors fought against each other sometimes, fought together other times and created families from the very beginning. The combination of cultures produced nations of mixed races that took on their own new personality,blending the best of both cultures. The Día de la Raza on October 12 is a date to be proud of your culture and to recognize everything that joins you.
Viva la Raza

Frozen Barcelona 
I figured since Spain financed Columbus' trip, we will go with a Spanish-esque drink!

1oz. Spanish brandy
1 oz Dry Sherry
1 oz.Cointreau or other Orange liqueur
1.5oz fresh orange juice
1.5 oz. Heavy Cream
2 oz Syrup
Crushed ice

Put all the ingredients in a blender 
Add appr. 1 cup of crushed ice 
(did I really have to tell you that was next)
Pour and Enjoy!
Garnish by dusting with cinnamon.

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