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Old 05-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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I very rarely indulge before dinner, unless we are having guests. In that case, I'll open a bottle of sparkling wine to have with appetizers. Bolas mentions Kir Royal, which I like also, but hadn't thought about it in a while. I might have to make those sometime this summer.

As far as after dinner drinks go, I sometimes enjoy an ice cold Limoncello - straight from the freezer into a chilled glass.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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Cynar is one of my favorites.

But I also like Amari Montenegro, Ramazotti and Averna.

I have been trying to find Zucca but havent been able to.

I also really dig both yellow and green Chartreuse and most types of Pastis.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #13
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Depending on the meal/cuisine (& if I have room), after dinner I might be talked into ;-) sgroppinno or affogato.

Happy Anniversary in advnace, Margi.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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Cynar is one of my favorites.

But I also like Amari Montenegro, Ramazotti and Averna.

I have been trying to find Zucca but havent been able to.

I also really dig both yellow and green Chartreuse and most types of Pastis.
I've never suffered ill after affects after consuming hefty amounts of Cynar or Jaegermeister; and find small quantities (~ 1.5 dcl.) of Centerba or Schinken Haeger to be a good digestiv after consuming a large heavy / rich meal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
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As far as after dinner drinks go, I sometimes enjoy an ice cold Limoncello - straight from the freezer into a chilled glass.
The digestivo is the only alcohol I have now and 90% of the time it is homemade limoncello. Tuaca or de Serrano fill the other 10%.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:56 AM   #16
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Thank you for all your contributions.

Have a lovely wkend.

Ciao, Margi.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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For me, it's usually white vermouth before a meal. If I'm serving Danish food, it might be Aalborg akvavit.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #18
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A very Happy Anniversary, Margi. Have a wonderful time. always look forward to your posts.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #19
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This summer top hit in the aperitivi chart has been Aperol Spritz:

3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 splash of soda or seltzer
Ice cubes
1/2 slice of (blood) orange

Ice > Prosecco > Selz > Aperol > Orange

It tastes good!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #20
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Aperol contains too much sugar for my taste, as does Campari.
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