July 7, 2010

Happy Hour: CKTL Jam! (Plus It’s Hot As Fuck!)

by Payman Bahmani

As I mentioned last week, the theme here all month long is HOT HOT HEAT! And judging by the mercury-topping temperatures this week here in New York, it appears Mother Nature keeps up with this blog, because she’s definitely doing her part to keep the theme as relevant as possible. But unlike all the whiny crybabies out […]

May 5, 2010

Happy Hour: Cinco de Drinko!

by Payman Bahmani

  It’s that time of year again folks! That’s right, it’s Cinco de Mayo, or as some call it, “Cinco de Drinko,” which is Americans’ favorite Mexican holiday that most Mexicans don’t celebrate. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the day of Mexican independence.  That would be September 16.  Rather, Cinco de […]

March 10, 2010

Happy Hour: El Diablo

by Payman Bahmani

This morning I left the house without a coat, beanie, or scarf.  While savoring the fresh air and sunshine I realized Spring had arrived early to the party, and DJ Mother Nature (who’s the one throwing the shindig) was shouting, “Let’s get this party started!”  Well Big Mama, I thought you’d never ask. A party […]

September 16, 2009

Happy Hour: El Grito

by Payman Bahmani

Today is Mexican Independence Day folks! It’s been too crazy of a day for me, and everything including Happy Hour’s been behind schedule, so I’m keeping today’s post short and to the point. Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito de Dolores, is often incorrectly confused with Cinco de Mayo, which is actually a […]

May 27, 2009

Happy Hour: Añejo Tequila Cocktails

by Payman Bahmani

Welcome back to Happy Hour, which for the month of May has been transformed into a tabernacle of tequila, where each week I have been featuring cocktails made with different types of tequilas (previous posts can be found here, here, and here). As the title indicates, the focus of this week is añejo tequila. Añejo […]

May 20, 2009

Happy Hour: Reposado Tequila Cocktails

by Payman Bahmani

For Happy Hour this week we are knee-deep in fermented agave and that’s just the way I like it. Last week I promised to feature tequila all this month, so this week I am featuring cocktails made with reposado tequila. You can see the past two weeks’ posts here and here. Reposado tequila is a […]

May 13, 2009

Happy Hour: Amaro Twilight

by Payman Bahmani

During last week’s Cinco de Mayo redux I mentioned flirting with the idea of featuring tequila all month long for Happy Hour. Well the flirting and foreplay is over, and it’s safe to say carnal knowledge has been obtained. For this week and the next two Happy Hours in May I will feature cocktails made […]

May 6, 2009

Happy Hour: La Rosita

by Payman Bahmani

It’s seis de Mayo, and if you aren’t recovering from a tequila hangover, or have already completed your recovery and are ready for more, then I have another tequila cocktail for you. In fact, I’m flirting with the idea of keeping it tequila for the entire month of May, as my way of paying tribute […]