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Straight from the French countryside: the champaign punch

As some of you may know (or not) I am originally from France, a country famous for its wines, but not necessarily for its cocktails. With time, however, and the affluence of American and English visitors especially in Paris and the French Riviera in from the 1920s onwards, France has valiantly tried to create its own cocktail recipes – and create its own brand of originality. 297 more words

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The Pineapple Cooler: a fresh and fruity taste for a sunny afternoon

Summer is coming, dear guests! And with it, its cohort of outdoor lunches, barbecues and picnics. Let us stray away from classic cocktails and look at more recently created recipes. 298 more words

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GASTRONOMY: Winter Warming Chai

As I write this, it is a stormy dark day here in Auckland. Looking out at the harbour, it is early afternoon and the day is already at a half light. 422 more words

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