Lillet Blanc: Shaken, not Stirred

By Wyatt / November 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Lillet Blanc: Shaken, not Stirred

Lillet Blanc is a French apéritif from Podensac, a small village south of Bordeaux. It is a proprietary blend of 85% Semillon wine grapes and 15% macerated citrus liqueurs that include the peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and those of bitter green oranges from Haiti. This mix is stirred until well blended, then the Lillet…

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National Martini Day is June 19

By Wyatt / June 18, 2016 / Comments Off on National Martini Day is June 19

It is the second most monumental American invention, preceded only by jazz, and we celebrate it every year on June 19. It is the martini. And this year, thanks to poetic fate, National Martini Day also falls on Father’s Day. Traditionally made with gin and vermouth, this cocktail is normally garnished with an olive or…

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