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What is Jenever?

Welcome to another Monday lesson! This week, we’re going Dutch and no we don’t mean on a date. Jenver is the official liquor of The Netherlands and Belgium, so why haven’t you heard of it? Well, it’s got a rival cousin that kind of stole the spotlight, the story is fascinating, cheers to learning!

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Sgroppino

The end of January is here! We’re ready to treat ourselves to a dessert cocktail. Don’t worry, this Drink of the Week is actually as healthy as it gets in terms of ingredients and citrus deliciousness. We’re speaking Italian this week and making Sgroppino. Cheers!

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What is Arak?

If you thought we were staying in the western hemisphere to learn about liqueurs, you are dead wrong. Let’s keep heading east from Italy to the Mediterranean and learn about Arak- the anise liqueur that reigns over countries such as Lebanon or Indonesia. If we know anything about those cultures is that they know higher extremes than the rest of us, so as they say: “When in Rome…” except we’re not in Rome, so let’s dive into this wild liqueur. Cheers to learning!

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What is Drambuie?

Happy Monday everyone! We’re switching things up today and visiting Scotland to explore all about the mysterious Drambuie. Turns out the Scots have more than scotch cultivating up there! Learn all about how this liqueur played a major part in Scotland’s history, which families fought hardest to keep it alive, and where you can find it today. Cheers to learning!

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What is Amaro?

We’ve talked French liqueurs up a great deal, but what about its ultimate competitor? Italy has some of the best spirits and liqueurs out there. So today, we’re choosing the boot this time and focusing on a wide range of bitters Italians have perfected. Grab a shaker and a rocks glass because we are talking about Amaro today! Cheers to learning!

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What is Aguardiente?

Unless you’ve been backpacking through South America you may have never heard of Aguardiente. Lucky for you, we’re liquor nerds (plus, Mariana is Colombian) so we studied up on the sugarcane liquor that rules Colombia and a few other countries. Who knew they were brewing more than coffee down there?! Cheers to learning!

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What is Armagnac?

Looking for the perfect after meal sipper? Not quite a digestif but something you can still enjoy with your dessert or beside your coffee? Something classy, because let’s face it, it’s almost 2019 and maybe you’re looking for alternatives to your normal routine. Well, come learn all about the oldest spirit from France, Armagnac. Cheers to learning!

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Eggnog

It’s that time of year most of us have been waiting for when it becomes perfectly okay to drink that thick nutmeg spiced loose egg custard beverage. While there is a way to make Eggnog from scratch, we’re offering a “get-drunk-much-quicker” recipe for this week’s Drink of the Week. Plus, background on when the heck we decided to make this a holiday staple, some variations you might enjoy, and more, cheers!

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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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