Drink


November 8, 2013

Casa de Kei: The Irish Mule

by Keisuke Akabori

2 oz Irish whisky (Jameson, Bushmills, etc.)

1/2 lime, squeezed

A few dashes of Peychuad’s Bitters

Shake it up with ice and add it to your copper mug from Umami Mart

Pour in 3 oz ginger beer

Garnish with a lime wedge

Kanpai!

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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 27, 2013

Long Beach Seikatsu: Hot Java

by UM Guest

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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August 30, 2013

Happy Hour: The Saigon Correspondent

by Fredo Ceraso

Fact: A gin and tonic is the quintessential summer cocktail. My grandmother Margaret knew this and would serve the iconic drink from a gallon handle of Gordon’s gin topping it off with a lime and Schweppes tonic water.

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August 9, 2013

Happy Hour: The Cobbler and the Flirt

by Fredo Ceraso

The Cobbler is the elder statesman of summer cocktails. At its core, the Cobbler is a sour-style cocktail (spirit, citrus, sugar), which has spawned a host of delicious descendants.

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June 21, 2013

Conbini Cabaret: Tanita Organic Tea

by Shizuka Wakashita

I went to college in the States after I graduated from high school in Japan. I learned how to speak English and how to eat two portions.

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June 14, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen @Hopkins Buffet: Ume Gin Cocktail

by Kayoko Akabori

Welcome to a special edition of Kayo’s Kitchen: Live from Hopkins Buffet! For those who follow our Instagram, you may have asked yourselves, “Where is the Hopkins Buffet?” Well, it’s Yoko’s house of course!

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May 31, 2013

Happy Hour: La Louisiane

by Fredo Ceraso

Once upon a time in the Crescent City, there was a culinary institution and hotel named the La Louisiane Hotel and Restaurant down Iberville Street in the French Quarter.

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March 15, 2013

Happy Hour: The Improved Japanese Cocktail

by Fredo Ceraso

In honor of Umami Mart’s sixth anniversary/ lease-signing and the Japan Week celebration in NYC, this month we spotlight the Japanese Cocktail for Happy Hour.

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