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When Volcanoes Erupt…

Things happen; as indeed they did in Peru in the 1996 when Volcan Sabancayo erupted melting the ice on nearby Mt Ampato which exposed the final resting place of Juanita (The Ice Maiden).

Showing the proximity of the two mountains

Showing the proximity of the two mountains

La Doncella, the Ice Maiden, Juanita

La Doncella, the Ice Maiden, Juanita in her final resting place in Arequipa- Image: DailyMail

This event changed the course of history as we knew it. Previously the Inca were not known for human sacrifices. Juanita was destined for sacrifice from her birth. She was paraded throughout the Inca kingdom for 14 years, before being drugged and clubbed to death, along with two younger boys.

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The Lake Pub in Puno, image: AV

In 1999 I was instrumental in creating The Lake Pub in Puno, long since defunct.

For the opening of the pub I created two cocktails. One was a Taquile Honeymoon, which is simply pisco and condensed milk beaten in a blender with ice and served in an ice encrusted glass.

The other, reflected The Ice Maiden’s story. The Sabancayo Snow, which is pisco over vanilla icecream in a wide glass with any red fruit syrup garnished with a cherry and a vanilla bean. The red syrup and the vanilla bean representing the lava and smoke plume.

I was jogged into this post by Lord of the Drinks, as a result of an excellent post about pisco, and the ensuing round of comments. Thanks for jogging the memory.

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4 responses

  1. Awesome post! I think you’ll be glad to know that some Peruvian friends already started about your replies. The cocktail recipes will be quite useful in future pisco parties I’m sure! 😀

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    July 29, 2013 at 3:58 am

  2. >lord, thanks, appreciated. If you do get round to making those cocktails, I would love to see a post about them with photos. I never thought to take photos back then, and as they are original cocktails, It would be nice to see them announced with piccies to the world.

    AV

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    July 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

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