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Sex On The Beach

Though its name may be a little off-putting, this Drink of the Week actually has nothing to do with getting busy on a beach and everything to do with an incredible burst of natural flavors. We uncovered the great mystery behind the fanciful name, provide you with the original recipe on how to make it, and much more. If you’ve always been curious read on because we’re here to explain, cheers!

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What is an Apéritif?

You’ve heard of an apéritif- whether you read it in a menu or in a liqueur section at the store. It’s an ancient European tradition, but vastly enjoyed and appreciated by people around the world with dinners and meals. What you don’t know is exactly how they differ from digestifs, what their history is, and how they became a staple at the dinner table. That’s what we’re here for, so cheers to learning!

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Gin Rickey

If you’re new to gin and want to experience a classic, you need to learn more about the glorious Gin Rickey. This is one of those drinks that has its own vibe and it sometimes conveys a message. We dove into the history of the Gin Rickey, found out who the hell Rickey is, and where you may remember seeing it in pop culture. Cheers!

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Angelique Brenes
Las Perlas

Overall Score: 4.3/5

Happy Hour Score: 3.8/5

Las Perlas proudly reps being the first bar in the country to dedicate itself to agave spirits. They’ve been a part of DTLA for a while and have grown dear to most, if not all, locals with their friendly staff and no bullshit menu. It’s either mezcal or tequila at this joint and for Happy Hour so you know we had to check it out. Cheers!

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What Is Campari?

Happy Halloween from Happy Hour City! What a fitting time to learn all about a drink that very closely resembles blood- Campari. The mysteriously bitter liqueur that has been a staple of Italian culture for centuries includes a surprising ingredient, a rich history, and it’s even marked its place in a museum. Cheers to learning!

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Cuba Libre

Don’t confuse this week’s Drink Of The Week for a rum and coke… The Cuba Libre is so much more than that! A simple recipe with simple ingredients mixed in with a great amount of historical importance! Learn how to make it, what war shaped it and how it was made prior to the boom of Coca-Cola. Cheers!


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The Association

Overall Score: 4/5

Happy Hour Score: 4.1/5

The Association is perfect for those looking to get a little dark for Halloween. What was once a very busy night lounge on the weekends, is now a local divey lounge with a great deal on Happy Hour specials you won’t believe. Read all about how this is the perfect watering hole with no fuss, what craft cocktails are brewing inside, and why locals will soon flock to it. Cheers!

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What Is Schnnapps

This Halloween we’re telling you about Schnapps, because much like this holiday, it can be quite mysterious and, at times, deceiving. Schnapps is a distilled spirit that may take several forms. Learn all about it with us, cheers to learning!

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Angelique Brenes
Tequila Sunrise

If you want to move like Mick Jagger, you might want to start by drinking like him and ordering the one and only Tequila Sunrise. This tropical rock ‘n roll drink will have you wishing you were laying by the beach sunbathing naked on a tropical island somewhere or it will just help you forget all your troubles and have you singing The Eagles for a night.

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What is Pastis?

Summer may be over but in the South of France Pastis is celebrated year-round. Learn all about the extensive history of Absinthe’s cousin, how it came during times of turmoil, and how the two compare. Cheers to learning!

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Sea Breeze

We’re wearing pink on this Wednesday and introducing you guys to the fancier Cranberry Vodka you’re used to. The Seabreeze is a classic vodka tropical cocktail that has simple ingredients and when done right can transport you right back to summer. Read on to learn how to make it, where it originated, and why it’s one of the most important cocktails any bartender should know. Cheers!

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