Cocktails


July 6, 2015

China Diaries: Discovering Speak Low Bar in Shanghai

by yoko

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As you may know, Google does not work in China. Savvy travelers would know to install a VPN service on their phones before taking off into China.

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May 25, 2015

Bar Owl in Niigata City

by Kayoko

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When we mentioned to Mr. Akio Watanabe, owner of Bar EST! in Tokyo that we were heading to Niigata, he recommended that we visit Bar Owl.

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May 22, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Speakeasy Secret

by yoko

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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 2, 2015

Akio Watanabe of Bar EST! (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

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Looking back on our trip to Japan in February, the most memorable cocktail was at Bar EST!.

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December 8, 2014

Meet Louis Anderman of Miracle Mile Bitters Co.

by Kayoko

Louis Anderman is a scientist. Born from a true passion for bitters, Miracle Mile Bitters Co.

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November 10, 2014

Meet Masako Ikegami of Bar Shake (Ginza)

by Kayoko

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We met the gracious Masako Ikegami in 2010, before we opened our shop in Oakland, at the Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon we helped host at Prizefighter.

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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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December 31, 2012

The Forest Feast: Classic Champagne Cocktail

by Erin Gleeson

In 2013, I am so excited to be devoting myself to the creation of my first cookbook, which seemed like a pipe dream last year at this time.

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October 3, 2012

Skankynavia: L’Etoile

by Anders

A new cocktail bar opened in Copenhagen in the spring of 2012.

The creation of the bar had been in the making for years.

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June 18, 2012

Forest Feast: Cocktail Party in the Woods

by Erin Gleeson

Last weekend we hosted some people from my husband’s work for a little late afternoon cocktail party.

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