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What is Hesperidina?

Welcome to a new week in Happy Hour City! Today, we’re traveling to the beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina, and no it’s not for Fernet… It’s for Hespridina! The actual national spirit of the South American city so many writers fell in love with. You’ll be so surprised to find out why and how cheers to learning!

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What is Grappa?

We’re starting this week off back in the heart of Italy to explore the digestif known as Grappa. History hasn’t been so kind to the “poor man’s wine” and we found out exactly why, who made it a luxury item, and why it will soon be as important as wine. Cheers to learning!

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What is Mama Juana?

Grab your swimsuit and your suitcase, today we’re heading to the Dominican Republic! We’re learning all about their national spirit Mama Juana. Never heard of it before? You’ve probably never visited DR, but worry not because we’re here to pump you up with knowledge for when you do go. This is a crazy one guys, so let’s get right to it. Cheers to learning!

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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 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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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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What is Chartreuse?

The drink that inspired the color, this French liqueur is historically recognized for its appearance, sweet beginning, and sour ending. We dove deep into its history, how it gets the color, and what you can do with it as a cocktail. Cheers to learning!

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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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