Me and a huge Margarita
Last autumn I went to a technical integration conference in Chicago. It was my first visit in the U.S. and I only stayed for less than 4 days. Even though I was busy with the conference I still managed to see some of the city and the country and I even found some time to visit the Shedd Aquarium. But most important was that I was able to meet my my dear Godfather and his family. It’s a special feeling to visit the U.S, I see all sorts of American programs on TV every day but it still isn’t the same as being there. There were so many small things that I reacted to; that every store has a “greeting person” at the entrance, the big Columbus Day parade that I ran into, all friendly people, the lack of McDonalds (!) (In Sweden we have one i every corner), etc etc. Chicago is a beautiful city and I really hope to visit again some day, just to feel the atmosphere and see more of the city.
The last night all the conference participants were invited to House of Blues for a special concert, and afterwards some of the Swedish participants went to the Big Bar at the Hyatt Regency where we all stayed. The bar is apparently the longest free-standing bar in North America and they are known for their BIG coctails and BIG desserts (that I didn’t know when I was there, but you could imagine how disapointed I am that I didn’t try any of their desserts…). But I still tried their huge Margarita, which was really nice but impossible to drink all by myself….
If anyone wants to visit the Big Bar in Chicago, the address is 151 E Wacker (in the Hyatt Regency). But don’t order any of the BIG drinks unless you have someone to share it with!
Here’s a Margarita recipe from Drinksmixer if you prefer a normal sized one.
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice
Rum the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and dip in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the glass, and serve.