Every year around this time I ask the forum to share their favorite drink discoveries from this past year's travel, or at least some memorable drink-related moments -- I began with a focus on wines and liqueurs but many of the most interesting posts have been about soft drinks and mocktails and other brews that helped make a memorable occasion.
What's top of your list for 2022?
I want to start with a little memorial tribute to Queen Elizabeth -- she and her mum were known for their devotion to a Dubonnet cocktail, basically mixing the aperitif with gin, and not long before her passing the brand was given a royal warrant -- that and the coverage of her death led to a doubling of Dubonnet sales in England.
We might also see Dubonnet as an example of one of those consumables that we tend to associate with an era or place or generation that is fading. Does that remind you of any others? At least this is one that is currently having a revival.