cocktail


March 13, 2017

Happy Hour: The Mother-In-Law Cocktail

by Kayoko

I found this cocktail inside Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails book that we carry at Umami Mart.

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February 8, 2017

Happy Hour: In the Mood For Love

by Kayoko

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When we talked about me creating a cocktail with the theme of love for Valentine’s day, I balked.

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February 2, 2017

How to Choose a Mixing Glass

by Umami Mart

A good mixing glass is essential to any home or professional bar. But what should you know before you buy one?

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December 28, 2016

Happy Hour: The Drake

by Kayoko

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When the holidays roll around, I reach for Cognac. The Sidecar is my all-time favorite cocktail for these times – a festive mix of Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon.

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December 26, 2016

Our Annual Gold Rush Sale Starts Today!

by Umami Mart

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We hope you had a very merry Christmas and are having a very happy Hanukkah!

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December 1, 2016

Go-To Guide: The Complete Cocktail Manual

by Umami Mart

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Our friend Lou Bustamante recently released this great cocktail book that we’re excited to carry in our shop.

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October 19, 2016

Happy Hour: Aunt Judy’s Passion Fruit Cocktail

by Kayoko

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Around this time every year, Yoko’s aunt Judy starts bringing around bags of passion fruit for us.

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September 16, 2016

Our New Jumbo Cobbler Shaker is Large and in Charge

by Umami Mart

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Japanese cobbler shakers are notably smaller than their American counterparts. One of the biggest reasons is completely functional – compact shakers are easier and lighter to handle, especially for the Hard Shake, a mesmerizing cocktail making technique created and perfected in Japan. 

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August 8, 2016

Happy Hour: The Western

by Kayoko

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It is really difficult to create cocktails using sake as a base. Sake tends to be subtle and the nuances are often lost when other spirits are combined into the drink.

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July 27, 2016

Wet Your Whistle Like It’s 1930 at The Savoy!

by Umami Mart

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“Harry Craddock was once asked what was the best way to drink a Cocktail: ‘Quickly,’ replied the great man, ‘while it’s laughing at you!'” – From the Forward of The Savoy Cocktail Book

In 1930, Harry Craddock*, a barman at London’s Savoy Hotel, published a book featuring what would become some of the most well-known and influential cocktail recipes.

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