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Aperol Spritz: Italy’s Favorite Summer Drink

We were in Varenna, the best town in the Italian Lake District, and it was time for an aperitivo. It was time for a spritz!  Touring the area with my aunt, uncle and cousins, we stopped at a lakeside bar to enjoy the view and I explained the ubiquitous aperitivo drink to all. Months later my same… Read more »

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Cuba Libre, or What a Cocktail Has to Do With Freedom

I turned from my friends, took one step, and immediately forgot the Italian name of the drink I wanted. It was my second month in Italy, but only my first month openly drinking. Like most American college students, I drank much younger than the legal age limit. Also like most American college students, I mostly drank… Read more »