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Ricqlès is a peppermint spirit and a French soft drink. The liquor Alcool de Menthe de Ricqlès was created in 1838 in Lyon, France, and was originally a medicinal mint spirit.
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
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Lyon is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the country's east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km (292 mi) south from Paris, 320 km (199 mi) north from Marseille and 56 km (35 mi) northeast from Saint-Étienne. Inhabitants of the city are called Lyonnais.
The Ricqlès family created a company in the 1860s.
In 1954 the Ricqlès company introduced the soft drink version of the beverage.
This drink presents itself as being extremely refreshing, giving the French trademark advertising slogan: "Le glouglou qui fait glagla". The French meaning is a play on words featuring two familiar comical words when put together idiomatically means "Drinking it gives you the shivers".
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