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Hump Day Happy Hour

Shout "Viva La France!" On Bastille Day

Hopefully you saved your decorations from the Fourth—and have a beret on hand—because tomorrow is Bastille Day, France's own red, white and blue holiday. Feasts, fireworks and parades commemorate the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, and the start of the French Revolution.

While the French march down the Champs Elysees and watch the sky light up over the Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy your own Franco-fest. Cover your walls in French travel posters, whip up some cheese fondue and shout, "Viva La France!" as many times as your neighbors will allow.

When you need a break, refresh with Babe Scott's "Bastille Day Ice Breaker." Featuring cognac from Central France and licorice-flavored pastis from Southern France, this cocktail is meant to be sipped, savored and shared among Francophile friends.

"Bastille Day Ice-Breaker"


3/4 oz. Cognac

3/4 oz. apple brandy

3/4 oz. light rum

1/4 oz. pastis ice


Add all liquors and ice to a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Babe Scott is the author of Delicious Dating.

  • Toast with this liberating and sweet concoction.

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Hump Day Happy Hour
Shout "Viva La France!" On Bastille Day
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