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December 1, 2016

Go-To Guide: The Complete Cocktail Manual

by Sarah

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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 Sarah

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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 Sarah

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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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July 6, 2016

Happy Hour: Umeboshi Splash!

by Kayoko

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My best friend Sara wrote a book and it just came out! It’s called Never Ever and it is a young adult fiction novel recreating the story of Peter Pan.

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April 25, 2016

Happy Hour: Umamichelada!

by Kayoko

Ah, Mexico. We went to Cabo San Lucas over New Year’s and had a magical time.

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April 21, 2016

Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker: A New Way to Shake It Up

by Sarah

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We have a new cocktail shaker that we’re way into. The Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker is a two-piece shaker that looks like our Stainless Steel Cobbler Shakerand a Boston tin had a baby. 

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December 21, 2015

Happy Hour: Tokyo 75

by Kayoko

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Photos by Mariko Yamasaki

Happy holidays everyone! What a year! I hope you are all able to relax during these last days of 2015 and reflect on joyful memories.

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August 17, 2015

Happy Hour: Don’t Call This a Saketini

by Kayoko

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I deplore the word “Saketini.” The whole idea that you can name a cocktail by adding “tini” to the end of it is just plain juvenile and not creative at all.

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