BIG Margarita at the Big Bar

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.

6 Responses to “BIG Margarita at the Big Bar”

  1. Zarah Maria
    May 4th, 2005 22:38

    That’s INSANE man! But a very funny drink!;-) and a great picture!

  2. sarah
    May 5th, 2005 02:52

    tomorrow is cinco de mayo – and i will be indulging in many many margaritas…i hope i can find one like that here in l.a.!

  3. megwoo
    May 6th, 2005 00:39

    Oh my god that’s a giant margarita! I think I need one right about now…

  4. keiko
    May 7th, 2005 18:56

    Dagmar, that is a really big margarita! You look happy though…

  5. Dagmar
    May 9th, 2005 17:23

    Very happy indeed :-)

  6. Bernie Mac
    October 25th, 2007 01:00

    Hi…Thanks for the nice read, keep up the interesting posts..what a nice Wednesday

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