March 5th is National Absinthe Day!

'THE GREEN FAIRY'

Absinthe originated in Switzerland in the 18th century and rose to popularity in early 20th century France. Although frequently mistaken for a liqueur, is a highly alcoholic, distilled, anise-flavored spirit. Its name comes from the plant “Artemisia absinthium” (commonly referred to as “wormwood” or “grand(e) wormwood”) from which absinthe derives much of its flavor. Traditionally, the spirit is green from the inclusion of green anise, and this is where the nickname, “la fée verte” or “The Green Fairy” comes from.

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July 14th is National Grand Marnier Day!

"An 1880s French invention by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, Grand Marnier adds a splash of orange liquor to mixed drinks or desserts.  Also enjoyed neat, this cognac concoction blended one of the most expensive fruits of the time with a strong spirit.

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Some examples of the mixed drinks including Grand Marnier are: Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Sidecar, Dirty Harry, Grand Mimosa, B-52, Grand Smash, Smash Marnier, Grand Hound, and the Grand Marnier Fireball."

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Thanks to @natdaycal for the great info!

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National Grand Marnier Day July 14th

National Grand Marnier Day July 14th