14 May

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Louis XIV Becomes King of France Today

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Sunshine Cocktail #1

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Crowned on this day in 1643 at the young age of just four, Louis XIV of France built the Palace of Versailles, established France as one of the pre-eminent powers of Europe, outlawed Protestants, and reigned for 72 years and 110 days – which remains the record for the longest reign in a major European country.


Louis chose the sun as his emblem and was known as the Sun King, so what else to toast him with but a Sunshine Cocktail?

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