Happy final weekend of 2017 and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Everything about New Year's Eve should be beautiful and sparkly, so this week we're sipping on the dangerously beautiful Elizabeth Taylor, named after the violet-eyed starlet for its pleasing purple hue.
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A lot of folks worry about what to drink with their food, but I firmly believe that one should pay as much attention to what one drinks both before and after. The perfect apéritifs and digestifs (meaning "to open" and "digestive," respectfully) will help you ensure your dining experience starts and ends on the highest of notes.
Australian Christmas lunches (or dinners) are strange. We've kept all the traditional heavy foods -- roast ham and turkey and chicken and potatoes and gravy and all that good stuff -- but we also eat it in up to 40 degree heat. With all that meat you'll want to pair a red wine, but in hot weather we'd much rather have something to cool us down. This is why chilled sparkling red wine is the traditional -- but recently neglected -- wine pairing for a perfect Aussie Christmas meal.