Apéritif Week

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It’s #aperitifweek people! … the question is: what is an apéritif? Well, let’s check Wikipedia.

 An Apéritif is an alcoholic beverage usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite, and is therefore usually dry rather than sweet.

Diadochos of Photiki, in his writing on the Christian spiritual life, On Spiritual Knowledge, states, “People who wish to discipline the sexual organs should avoid drinking those artificial concoctions which are called ‘aperitifs’—presumably because they open a way to the stomach for the vast meal which is to follow.” Diadochos was born around AD 400 and died sometime before AD 486. He was from Northern Greece and was a significant theologian during the Council of Chalcedon (451). Therefore, the use of apéritifs to affect one’s consumption of food was a practice in the 5th century.

This cocktail is called “Don’t twist my hand”

1 oz Campari
3/4 oz St George Absinthe
3/4 oz Drambuie
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
3 dashes Paychauds Bitters

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