An aperitif is a bitter, effervescent drink that eases the transition between daylight and dusk. On this episode of Speaking Broadly, Rebekah Peppler talks about this lovely French tradition. Peppler also shares some significant transitions in her life: from food stylist to author; from denizen of Brooklyn to Paris; from straight to queer. And she discusses her controversial, top-trending piece in the New York Times, "The Aperol Spritz is Not a Good Drink." Peppler's lesson for cocktails: start by following recipes and then think, and drink, for yourself.

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