Celebrate Bastille Day by Drinking Like a French Girl
À la vôtre!
By Laura Cohen
The French need their espresso, so start your day with a plain café, or perhaps a café au lait. Take a seat with that teeny, tiny mugFrench girls don't treat to-go cups like a fashion accessory.
Today's the day to order wine with lunch. Some Merlot or Chardonnay are classic, but all wine is good wineand definitely get a baguette to go with that.
The French love their pre-dinner cocktails, and what's a better way to show your appreciation for the culture than by emulating your favorite French designer? Try the Christian Dior, filled with brandy, triple sec, lemon juice, and Lambrusco, or the Coco Chanel, made with London dry gin, kahlua, coconut milk, and cocoa powder.
You won't gain weight and you won't stain your shirtenough said.
The French's version is a bit more sweet than its British or Spanish counterparts. Cool off with a bottle from Cyril Zangs or Duche de Longueville.
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