Not belonging to another particular nationality has ever stopped me from celebrating that country’s holidays – after all, it’s just another good excuse to have a few nice drinks. Bastille Day is no exception with its timeliness in summer after our own July 4th parties, and in preparation of tonight’s activities I’ll be making several cocktails with a bottle of Lillet Rose. Recently released this last spring for the first time, the Rose brings the flavors of several different grapes together into a wonderful aperitif which can be served chilled on its own or mixed in with other drinks.

See if any local establishments are throwing a special event for today – if in Seattle, you might like to check out the Corson Building and Le Pichet.