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5 liquid love stories

Coctelería Creativa

By Lina Vanegas*

Valentine's Day is a traditional celebration where lovers express their love and affection to each other. It is celebrated each February 14 and is characterized by exchange postcards, flowers, sweets and many other symbols with a heart shape.

There are many theories about its origin, for example in the Nordic countries is during this time that match and mate the birds. Others think it is related to ancient Rome where they deify to the god of love, whose Greek name was Eros, and whom the Romans called Cupid. With a pagan party they asked favors and give offerings in order to find the real love.

There are many stories of love, love is an element that inspired the history of mankind forever: Romeo and Juliet, the Taj Mahal, The Lovers of Teruel, Gone with the Wind and Indochina are 5 liquid love stories that inspire the world of mixology today:


Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare's tragedy takes place in Verona, Italy, and it is an invitation to immortalize love. Montagues and Capulets, two young lovers, children of rival families, decide to get married to live together but as a twist of fate they end up committing suicide to live their love in eternity. Juliet is forced by her father to marry with another man, and her in despair decide to drink a potion to fake his death in order to attract Romeo to her rescue. Romeo returns to Verona to see her dead. When Romeo enters the church where Juliet lies, she awakens just as Romeo takes the poison. The two thus see each other before he dies. After he dies, Juliet picks up Romeo's gun and shoots herself dying instantly. The tragedy made ​​inspiration …

Romeo & Julieta by Dany Martín / Rien de Rien
Romeo y Julieta 


Shah Jehan and Mumtaz Mahal

Although their names don't sound so familiar, their love let us one of the seven wonders of humanity: the Taj Mahal. It all started over 400 years ago when Emperor Shah Jehan, heir to the Mughal Empire fell deeply in love with Mumtaz Mahal, a princess of Persian-Muslim origin. Mahal died after the birth of their 14th child, but before she asked to her husband four wishes:

1. To get marry again
2. To be good to her children
3. To build a beautiful tomb for her
4. To visit her grave at least once a year on the anniversary of her death.

Shah Jehan worked to make real his wife's dream and regardless that the construction of the Taj Mahal ruin him and was the reason of the loss of his kingdom he built it. The sad thing about this story is that Shah Jehan was imprisoned in the fort of Agra, where he spent the rest of his life behind bars contemplating the monumental mausoleum built for his love.

Latica by Isaac Rodríguez  / Dime Barcelona
Latica 


Lovers of Teruel

Diego Marcilla and Isabel de Segura is a romance story that is alleged to have taken place in 1217 in the city of Teruel, Spain. A rich woman and a poor man who fall in love at a young age. He asks her for her hand in marriage, but this is denied because the few resources that the couple would have if they got married in the future.

Diego decides to go to war in order to win wealth and honor to be worthy and marry her in the next 5 years. Time passes and Diego does not appear, so Isabel is forced to marry another young man best positioned. The wedding day Diego returns after the war, rich and blessed for his job in battle. He begged her one last time, saying that he was dying and wished for a final kiss. But still she refused. Upon hearing this Diego could not bear the separation between himself and his love, and with a sigh he died on the feet of his beloved Isabel. The next day, during the funeral for Diego, Isabel place a kiss on the man whom she had refused but in doing so Isabel died, falling prostrate on the body of the man whom she loved.

Teruel by George Restrepo
Teruel  


Gone with the Wind

The story is set in the mid-nineteenth century in the southern United States, where the young Scarlett O'Hara lives in a mansion surrounded by black slaves and many luxuries. Scarlett learns that Ashley Wilkes—whom she secretly loves—is to be married to her cousin, Melanie Hamilton, a tender and sweet woman.

The story parallels the Civil War, and has a third element called Rhett Butler, whom we define as an attractive and selfish man who is deeply in love with Scarlett.

Rye's berry by Miguel Uribe / El Paraigua
Amor escarlata 


Indochina

It is a French film which features Eliane Devries. A woman was born in Indochina and owns a plantation. After her two best friends die she chooses to take care of the daughter, Camille. Then she falls in love with a young sailor, Jean-Baptiste, who falls in love with Camille.

Indochina by The Shaki'n Bros. / Slow
Indochina por Slow  


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*Lina Vanegas

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