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Posts in Liqueur
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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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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