cocktail


July 27, 2016

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

by Umami Mart Staff

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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 Akabori

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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 Akabori

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 Umami Mart Staff

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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 Akabori

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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 Akabori

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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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May 21, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Cocktails at hoF

by Kayoko Akabori

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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April 30, 2015

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

by Kayoko Akabori

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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 Akabori

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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