cocktail


April 30, 2015

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

by Kayoko

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With the opening of our bottle shop, I have been exploring the world of sake. Daiginjos, Junmais, Yamahais, Namas, I’m trying them all.

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March 5, 2015

Togarashi Ginger Highball at Jicca (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

As you know by now, Tori-chan is a dear friend of ours who opened Jicca, a restaurant and wine bar in the Hatagaya neighborhood in Tokyo nearly two years ago.

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February 19, 2015

Kuishinbo: The Smiler Cocktail

by Yuki HD

As a Japanese person, I love to drink. The first time I traveled to the U.S.

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September 29, 2014

Happy Hour: Tokyo Mule

by Kayoko

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Heyyyy, Happy Hour is BACK! I spent all weekend trying to come up with a clever column name for this post, which would also be used for future articles about cocktails that I make at home (Bar Umami Mart?

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September 25, 2014

Event Recap: Shochu 101, From Kagoshima to California

by yoko

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Alchemy Bottle Shop opened this year in March on Grand Avenue in Oakland. Owners Tova and Peter’s selection is second-to-none, featuring everything from single malts (including a great selection from Japan) to hard-to-find amaros.

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June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

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Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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March 3, 2014

Ask a Bartender: The Chrysanthemum

by Kayoko

My alcohol tolerance is not what it used to be, sadly. The morning after a night of drinking just gets tougher and tougher.

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December 20, 2013

Happy Hour: Mezcal Winter Cocktails

by Fredo Ceraso

Once you are through slurping down mugs of Tom & Jerry bowls and hot buttered rum then please consider a few winter cocktails with a smoky twist, mezcal.

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October 11, 2013

Happy Hour: The Affinity, Your New Fall Cocktail

by Fredo Ceraso



Affinity: a liking for or an attraction to something.

I discovered this long-lost cocktail one cold October day, thanks to my friend and barman Maxwell Britten during his tenure manning Freeman’s backroom bar in New York City.

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September 2, 2013

The Forest Feast: Blueberry-Picking in Vermont

by Erin Gleeson

While Jonathan and I were visiting the east coast for a wedding last week, we snuck away for a couple of nights to his family’s house in Vermont.

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