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I was so excited to receive my autographed copy of David Lebovitz’s Drinking French: The iconic cocktails, apéritifs, and café traditions in France, with 160 recipes that I had ordered from Porchlight Book Company.

This is a beautifully photographed and well-researched book (no surprise there). I love that non-alcoholic beverages were included as the recipes take you from morning to night with all the French classic drinks.

When I unboxed it, the first page I flipped open to was by happenstance. The page featured a cocktail called “Stan’s The Man”. I was taken aback and a tear came to my eye because our beloved dog, Stanley, passed away and we called him Stan the Man. So of course I have to try this cocktail first.

I know that some of you started drinking Lillet after reading this post. You’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few recipes in the book where Lillet is an ingredient so you can taste it in new ways!

If you’re not familiar with David Lebovitz, he’s a professional cook and baker who has an award-winning blog that he’s written for over 20 years. Oh, and he’s written nine books to date. I read The Sweet Life in Paris before going to Paris (blog post here) and later I read L’appart, which made me rethink buying my dream Parisian apartment! I’m kidding, but you have to read what he went through…oh la la.

With people spending more time at home these days, Drinking French offers a way to spice up your day with a little French flair..hope you enjoy!

Photos: Living Frenchly

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