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 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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April 6, 2011

Happy Hour: The Desert Ain’t That Dry

by Payman Bahmani

Traditional Duds

The Prohibition Era figures prominently in the collective imagination of the cocktail world. The aura and mystique surrounding that era still wields great influence on popular culture.

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March 16, 2011

Happy Hour: March Cocktails: Bloody Caesar for the Ides

by Fredo Ceraso


When selecting a mid-March cocktail for this article, I was tempted to go the easy route with a St.

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February 16, 2011

Happy Hour: The Vesper

by Payman Bahmani

Vesper Cocktail

“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet.

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August 2, 2010

Culinography: Ketchup Packet Vodka (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson


As if little $1 yogurt cups of vodka to-go weren’t amazing enough, I have also found oversize ketchup type packets of vodka at corner stores in Tel Aviv!

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July 12, 2010

Culinography: Vodka To-Go (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson

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One of the many funny little things I love about Israel is that in almost every convenient or corner store, you can find little cups of vodka to go.

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June 9, 2010

Happy Hour: The Summer of Love and Gay Hemingway

by Payman Bahmani

Gay Hemingway (left) and Summer of Love (right) 

This past Sunday I had rare the opportunity–via my cocktail consulting and event company, Life’s a Cocktail–to use the power of mixology to help the forces of good, serving up cocktails in the name of marriage equality as a vendor in the first ever Illegal Wedding Fair

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February 9, 2010

Umamiventure #22: St. George Spirits & Hangar One Vodka (SF Bay Area)

by Kayoko Akabori

St. George Distillery

Photos by Mike Brandeberry and Kayoko Akabori.

‘Tis true: there lives a kickass distillery named St.

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January 13, 2010

Happy Hour: The Detox

by Payman Bahmani

The Detox

It’s mid-January and by this point many of you are off to the races as far as your resolutions are concerned.

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