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We at Yum Yum are always delving into traditional methods to extract ideas and craft our beverages. Chinese characters are a rich source of lore and history. The Chinese character for vinegar is embedded with the words “alcohol” “twenty-one” and “day.” This compilation is less likely a reference to the legal drinking age in ancient China and more probably a representation of how vinegar was discovered. Chinese wine used to be made by fermenting rice water for two months, but an impatient vintner may have opened the vat after only 21 days and found a different swill. Ironically, this ancient “mistake” has become a healthful alternative to wine.

For Double Happiness, add 1 TBL. of Yum Yum Tonics Elderberry Concentrate to a glass of port.