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August 9, 2013

Happy Hour: The Cobbler and the Flirt

by Fredo Ceraso

The Cobbler is the elder statesman of summer cocktails. At its core, the Cobbler is a sour-style cocktail (spirit, citrus, sugar), which has spawned a host of delicious descendants.

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November 16, 2012

The PDT Project: Bizet

by Payman Bahmani

The Bizet cocktail was created by David Slape, a former PDT bartender. The drink is a Champagne-based riff on the classic Americano, and is named after 19th century composer Georges Bizet, who is most famous for his final operatic composition, Carmen.

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February 28, 2012

Happy Hour: The Boulevardier

by Fredo Ceraso

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“Made of Win”

Bourbon is one of my favorite spirits to make and drink cocktails. Sadly, it is not used in many pre-Prohibition recipes due to rye whisky’s popularity during the golden age of cocktails.

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March 30, 2011

Happy Hour: March Cocktails: Out Like a Lambs Club

by Fredo Ceraso

lambs

“Floreant Agni” (May the Lambs Flourish)
– Motto of the original Lambs theatre club

The month of March is supposed to end like a Lamb but Mother Nature is not playing nice–it is still 30˚F outside!

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October 20, 2010

Happy Hour: Return from the Dead!

by Payman Bahmani

Bear Trap

Our Editor has named “death” as the theme for the remainder of October here on Umamimart, and it’s quite fitting because for most readers death is an apt description of the state of the Happy Hour column.

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September 29, 2010

Happy Hour: Mi Amo Amaro in My Cocktails!

by Fredo Ceraso

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Novare serbando.
– Fratelli Branca motto from the 19th Century (translation: “Renew but conserve.”)

My obsession with the bitter Italian herbal liqueurs known as Amari is homegrown.

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August 25, 2010

Happy Hour: The Devil’s Idle Hands

by Payman Bahmani

The Devil's Idle Hands

“Idle hands are the Devil’s tools.” -Some historic hotard

It’s a rare thing for me to have down time these days, but after a very frenzied summer, I’ve stumbled upon a bit of unstructured time which quite frankly scares me.

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May 13, 2009

Happy Hour: Amaro Twilight

by Payman Bahmani

During last week’s Cinco de Mayo redux I mentioned flirting with the idea of featuring tequila all month long for Happy Hour.

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