How to Host an Apéritif like the French

July 05, 2017

How to Host an Apéritif like the French

An Apéritif is a social gathering where the guests drink and share a light snack. It is taken before dinner.  The Apéro usually takes place at home and could last longer than you think.

So when's apéro time?

Times range for the Apéro between 6pm and 9pm. So gather your friends before dinner, prepare some snacks, set the music low enough for a good conversation and voila, your apéro is set.

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So what exactly do you drink?

Well, it really depending on taste, traditions and where you live. You could drink anything from the wine to homemade cocktails.

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What do you eat?

The nibbles are almost as important as the drinks: delicate finger food, salmon blinis, olives, breads and pâtés, slices of cheese, saucisson.

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What do you do at an apéro?

First and foremost, you chat and mingle. Unlike some other drinking cultures we could name, French drinking traditionally centres around sociability, conversation and relaxation over partying.

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