When moving to
Drink-wise it is best to have a wide choice to cater for all tastes.
The ‘proper’ Kir is made of 1/3 Crème de cassis of
Apart from cider, I always keep a bottle of Pastis for my French neighbours and a bottle of whisky, gin and a few beers.
Don’t forget soft drinks, as people might not drink alcohol! This is the basic drinks you should have available.
If you have something to celebrate, splash out and offer your guests some champagne!
Apéritif are traditionally served with a selection of appetizers like peanuts, olives, crisps. You can also prepare a few canapés and show your creativity! I like to bake Gougères, savory nibbles made of choux pastry.
Apéritifs, also called ‘apéros’, are served between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it all depends on the occasion and who you invite for example your neigbours might not get home from work until 7pm. Most French people will have one or two drinks and go home so don’t worry, you won’t have to hold a conversation for hours! Having French people round will improve your French – alcohol helps too!