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apéritif

(ă-pĕr″ĭ-tēf′) [L. aperire, to open]
An alcoholic beverage, such as wine, taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
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But the rules are flexible enough to allow eateries like Lila to offer low-proof aperitifs, vermouths and liqueurs.
It begins with 'Cocktails at Altitude' at Alta Badia Bar, on the 51 st floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, with a classic Italian amuse bouche and an aperitif.
To the Italian, it may be somewhat instructive because it shares a linguistic root with the category of drink it falls under: aperitifs. "Aper" means "open" in Italian and an aperitif (aperiii-vo in Italian) is a light alcoholic drink taken before lunch or dinner as an "opener" to a meal.
A sustainable growth aperitif rather than a deregulation dinner' is the slogan for a European trade union rally to be held in connection with the informal EU summit on growth, on 23 May.
Judge Hristova has worked on a number of organized crime cases, such as Fikom, Army Weapons, Jaka Tabak, Brodec and Aperitif. Police are searching for the remaining 11 vans of the firms on Pero Nakov Street.
NICHOLSON'S do Loosen's Estate Riesling at pounds 9 for an easy drinking, light aperitif wine.
Summary: JIYYEH: The French "apEritif" shouldn't be an expensive proposition, insist the organizers of an exhibition of a long-standing Gallic culinary tradition.
Pochettino said: "Carlos will have to train alone then buy an aperitif for the squad and the coaching staff."
Pernod Ricard USA has announced that Pernod 80 Proof, the licorice-flavored French aperitif, will be taking on a modified look with a special "homage to Pablo Picasso" label.
The sparkling version has a balance of fruit and crispness that makes it a wonderful aperitif.
"Pastis" is actually a generic term for a group of anise-flavored spirits most often used as an aperitif, found under the brand names of Ricard, 51, Duval, Berger and others.
Heaven Hill's portfolio includes brands such as: The Christian Brothers Brandies, Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Hpnotiq Liqueur, Whaler's Rum, Burnett's Gin and Vodkas, Dubonnet Aperitif, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Agua Luca Brazilian Rum Cachaca among others.