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What is Calvados?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re revisiting France, a country we talk about often but this time we’re in the region of Normandy! Believe it or not, Normandy is the birthplace of France’s national spirit- Calvados, a popular Brandy made from apples. Find out all about this long-forgotten spirit, how it survived D-Day, and why it takes so long to make. Cheers to learning!

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The Flying Scotsman

When a cocktail marks a time in history, you know it is truly special, and for this week’s Drink of the Week we’re visiting a country with tons of special- Scotland! The Flying Scotsman is world-renowned for being named after a train and is still a staple of traveling today! Check out how to make it the right way, why it was enjoyed on both ground and air, and how you can still experience it today. Cheers!

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What is Pálinka?

September is here and it’s back to school for us! Today, we’re taking you to a new country with a national spirit you surely have never had before- Pálinka! Born in Hungary, this centuries old brandy is the sweetest way to experience Hungarian culture. Plus, kind of easy to make safely at home, but why not learn about all of that before you cause a kitchen fire? Cheers to learning!

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What is Poitín?

Happy Monday! For today’s “What Is” we’re heading back to Ireland and exploring the famous Irish liquor, Poitín, AKA Poteen, AKA Irish Moonshine or Irish mezcal. This spirit has been around for so long it made it’s way to Irish folklore, but more importantly it was banned for over 300 years! We dove into the interesting story and culture behind this Irish secret, and we liked what we found. Cheers to learning!

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Dawa

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready to go on a Safari happy hour? Buckle in because for this week’s Drink of the Week we’re taking you to Kenya where after admiring gorgeous animals in the heat for a while you wind down with The Dawa. A cocktail that is both for fun and fun for your health. Intrigued yet? Keep reading to find out about this magic potion and what country inspired it. Cheers!

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What is Seco?

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, we’re exploring the region of Panama, their national liquor there is Seco, and it can be used in a variety of different ways to make cocktails to meet just about every taste preference. So how did Panama nail versatility and keep it all to themselves this whole time? We dug up the story and much more. Cheers to learning!

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What is Feni?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re taking you deep into Southeast Asia, to the state of Goa in India, where the country’s national liquor is made- Feni. Today, Feni’s 400 year history makes it a national treasure plus it’s still a favorite Goan staple for delicious cocktails and an important contributor to India’s most valued export. Come on a journey to Goa with us and learn about what makes Feni so deliciously unique! Cheers to learning!

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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 Guaro?

The Pura Vida lifestyle is the motto of the summer for the 1.7 million tourists and the local Ticos of Costa Rica. Their national spirit, Guaro, plays a big role in that. Learn all about the sugarcane liquor that took over the country from its humble kitchen beginnings to the number one selling spirit from FANAL and why you won’t see it in the U.S. anytime soon. Cheers to learning!

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Gin Fizz

Happy Wednesday! We’re diving into a very classic cocktail this week, the most popular from the “Fizz” family, the traditional Gin Fizz. With so many variations, the original recipe has changed in the last 100 years, and today it is completely customizable. We did some digging and found the best versions, who might have invented it, and how even gin haters will be able to enjoy this spirit forward cocktail. Cheers!


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