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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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Aperol Spritz

Welcome! After a very much needed Spring Break vacation, we are baaaaack, and feeling more refreshed than ever! What a better way to start fresh than with an incredibly refreshing drink that’s EVERYWHERE right now- Aperol Spritz. We explored why and how this Italian liqueur skyrocketed to fame, how it made its way into the "Spritz" category, and why it won’t be going anywhere any time soon. Learn how to properly make one and much more inside, cheers!

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White Wine Spritzer

Our first Drink of the Week for 2019 is in honor of those of you who are giving it your all to stick to your NYE resolution of feeling good and looking even better. A White Wine Spritzer is the perfect drink to keep the calories, sugars, and alcohol content at bay. Plus, it’s super easy to make. 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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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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National Beer Day

Today we honor all things beer, an alcoholic beverage that has been around longer than any of us thought possible (ancient Egypt). Even if you celebrate beer everyday, specifically today, we should all come together, raise our glasses, and toast in honor of the freedom to be able to drink beer. Read all about how the beer industry is a major player in today’s economy, why today is an important day in American history, and how to celebrate! Cheers!

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Blue Hawaii

Can we begin summer early? Perhaps take that vacation to Hawaii sooner rather than later? No? Well, with the Blue Hawaii we can pretend! This tiki cocktail has an incredibly history that involves… Elvis!? Plus, all about how it's inventor helped make Hawaii the tourist destination it is today. Grab a glass and learn how to make this tropical deliciousness. Cheers!

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