French alcoholic drinks - les boissons alcoolisées en français

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French alcoholic drinks
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les boissons alcoolisées en français

spirits, alcohols
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les boissons (f) alcoolisées

l'alcool (m)

le whisky

la vodka / l'eau-de-vie (f)


le cognac

cherry brandy
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le kirsch

apple brandy
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le calvados


le cidre

tonic water
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le tonic

soda water
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le soda

la liqueur

cassis cream (liqueur)
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la Crème de Cassis

pastis (anise-flavored apéritif)
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le pastis

le champagne


white wine
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le vin blanc

le vin rouge

le vin sec

sweet wine
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le vin doux

sparkling wine
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le vin mousseux

la bière

bottled beer
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la bière en bouteille

beer bottle
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la bouteille à bière

canned beer
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la bière en boîte

draught beer / beer on tap
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la bière pression

ginger beer
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la bière de gingembre

before-dinner drink
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l’apéritif (m)

after-dinner drink
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le digestif

"la fée verte" (the green fairy), a highly-alcoholic, green, bitter, anise-flavoured liqueur prepared from absinthe (wormwood), green anise, sweet fennel and other herbs
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l’Absinthe (f)

the famous red wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular “vin de primeur” (a French wine which may be sold in the same year in which it was harvested) fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November
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le Beaujolais Nouveau

"controlled designation of origin", a French term for a certification granted to certain wine regions (also cheeses, butters, and other agricultural products)
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AOC, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Cheers! / To your health!
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À la votre (santé)!


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