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Mulled Cider

It’s finally getting chilly in California and with the holidays right around the corner, we figured we’d give you a recipe that is sure to help you get through it all whilst keeping it remotely healthy. Mulled Cider has been a staple of wintertime activities thanks to the scents the ingredients create, but you have to do it right. We’re teaching you exactly what to do, how to properly spike it, and a video of our attempt (which turned out pretty great.) Cheers!

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What is Kir?

If you’ve ever had proper hors-d'oeuvres at an aperitif hour or French dinner party- you’ve more than likely had no choice in the drink pairing. That drink is a Kir Royale and though you may have heard of it you’d be surprised to learn Kir has it’s very own fascinating story. We dove deep into this iconic wine-liqueur with Nazi resisting roots, cheers to learning!

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Mulled Wine

It’s that wonderful time of the year where holiday beverages are making splashes and a big way! Restaurants and bars are adapting to the December seasonal changes and are showcasing some classics! Today, we’re teaching you how to make Mulled Wine, all about where the wild idea of hot wine came from, and more. Cheers!

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What is Fernet?

Your favorite liquor cabinet stocks up on this infamous European liqueur but have you ever even tried it? It’s hard to spot but it’s used in a ton of cocktails but because its flavor is so palate smacking and robust, it’s usually used sparsely to highlight other flavors in the cocktail. Today we’re uncovering the mysterious Fernet. Cheers to learning!

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What is Lillet?

It’s Monday! We’re breaking down another French libation with an incredible history. The infamous Lillet, that is sometimes hard to categorize. Is it wine or is it a liqueur? We dove into it’s past, found out how to make it, and why it differs from the competition. Cheers to learning!

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Sex On The Beach

Though its name may be a little off-putting, this Drink of the Week actually has nothing to do with getting busy on a beach and everything to do with an incredible burst of natural flavors. We uncovered the great mystery behind the fanciful name, provide you with the original recipe on how to make it, and much more. If you’ve always been curious read on because we’re here to explain, cheers!

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What is an Apéritif?

You’ve heard of an apéritif- whether you read it in a menu or in a liqueur section at the store. It’s an ancient European tradition, but vastly enjoyed and appreciated by people around the world with dinners and meals. What you don’t know is exactly how they differ from digestifs, what their history is, and how they became a staple at the dinner table. That’s what we’re here for, so cheers to learning!

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What Is Campari?

Happy Halloween from Happy Hour City! What a fitting time to learn all about a drink that very closely resembles blood- Campari. The mysteriously bitter liqueur that has been a staple of Italian culture for centuries includes a surprising ingredient, a rich history, and it’s even marked its place in a museum. Cheers to learning!

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What is Pastis?

Summer may be over but in the South of France Pastis is celebrated year-round. Learn all about the extensive history of Absinthe’s cousin, how it came during times of turmoil, and how the two compare. Cheers to learning!

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