People say that hope is the last thing you lose. And that's what we are in, to hold on to our hopes and to think of a better tomorrow in which this pandemic will be a simple memory. Meanwhile, we will be proposing activities to do at home, and we will continue working to ensure that the return to normality is carried out with all possible guarantees.
Last Thursday we celebrated Saint George's Day in Andorra. An important date in the calendar of Catalan lands, in which normally the streets are filled with vendors of roses and books. This year, we have been forced to live it at home, but that does not mean that the spirit of our Valentine's Day has been lost.
According to legend, Saint George, a handsome knight, saved the princess from a dragon. After a hard fight, Saint George managed to plunge his sword into the heart of the dragon which fell down. From the blood of the beast, a flower was born which the knight gave to the princess. And the princess, on arriving at her palace, wrote the story for all to remember. In remembrance of this day, the man gives a rose to his beloved, and she gives him a book.
In our case, we had prepared and shared in our social networks a couple of activities to remember this day and make it special.
Shall we remind you of them?
A cocktail to fall in love with
Our magician mixologist, Aitor Estela, wishes to celebrate this Sant Jordi with us in a very special way, reinterpreting its symbol, the rose, with a cocktail called the Pink Lady, with just a touch of rose syrup. 🍸
Ingredients: 📝 🥃 7cl of Star Bombay Sapphire, 🍋 Lime juice , 🍓 Grenadine, 🌹Rose syrup, 🥚 Egg white, 👹 Angostura
Place in your shaker: 7 cl of Star Bombay Sapphire 🥃 + the juice of half a lime 🍋 +2.5 cl of grenadine 🍓 +2 cl of rose syrup 🌹 +2.4 cl of egg white 🥚. Add ice ❄️. Leave half of the lime in the shaker so that the essential oils of the skin give the drink more aroma and depth. Shake the cocktail vigorously so that the egg white is textured. If possible, pass the mixture through an hawthorne strainer as well as a normal strainer when serving it in the glass. Add a few drops of narrowness little by little to decorate.
Decorate your house with roses
These Sant Jordi roses are perfect for spring to come into your home. Besides, there's no need to water them and you can make them as a family.
Material: 🗒 A sheet of paper (it can be the color you want or you can paint it), ✏️ A pencil, ✂️ Scissors, 🍯 Glue
Draw a large spiral with your pencil from the center of the sheet to its edges. Cut out the pencil line of the spiral, starting from the outside edges. Wind the spiral from the outer end inward, squeezing a bit so that it does not come apart easily. The center will be the base of the rose. Once we have wound up the entire spiral, unroll it little by little from its base without completely undoing it so that it maintains the shape of a rose bud.
Cut a strip of paper (green or that paint it green), and fold it laterally. It will be the stem of the rose. Fold one end of the paper strip. Put glue on the folded end of the paper strip and hook with the base of the rose. Put glue on the base of the rose and hook it with the part of the spiral that is just above it, so that the bud of our rose is well attached.
And you have your rose!
We hope that these activities will help you to make the confinement more bearable and that little by little we can go back to normality. From our side, we are working intensely on the measures we are going to implement to reduce any kind of risk on your return.
We miss you family!