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Dawa

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready to go on a Safari happy hour? Buckle in because for this week’s Drink of the Week we’re taking you to Kenya where after admiring gorgeous animals in the heat for a while you wind down with The Dawa. A cocktail that is both for fun and fun for your health. Intrigued yet? Keep reading to find out about this magic potion and what country inspired it. Cheers!

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The Queensberry

Social Hour: 4.8/5

Overall: 4.9/5

There’s so much new in DTLA it’s hard to think of bars or themes that are missing, there’s a little bit of everything except… A cool underground lounge with a Social Hour menu that’ll make you feel like you’re part of an exclusive club somewhere in London. The Queensberry has been taking the DTLA scene by storm and we think it has something to do with whiskey and a dance floor. We got to experience the allure first hand and let us tell you, you want to be in this club. Cheers!

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What is Lambanog?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re taking you to the Philippines (just kidding but wouldn’t that be nice?) we’re discussing all about their national spirit Lambanog. This strong and powerful coconut liquor/toddy wine/arrack is the life of the party in many South Asian cultures. More commonly seen in Paradisiac culture this island liquor is the life of any party in South East Asia . Let’s dive into what makes Lambanog so amazing, Cheers!

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Emerald

It’s time for another mid-week treat here at Happy Hour City! Today, we’re toasting with an Irish classic that constantly gets overlooked because of it’s relativity to the O.G. of classic cocktails- the Manhattan. Today, we’re exploring the Irish cousin of the family, the Emerald! So grab your glass and raise a toast to the Isles with this easy but spirit forward kick-in-the-ass cocktail your Wednesday needs. Cheers!

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What is Seco?

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, we’re exploring the region of Panama, their national liquor there is Seco, and it can be used in a variety of different ways to make cocktails to meet just about every taste preference. So how did Panama nail versatility and keep it all to themselves this whole time? We dug up the story and much more. Cheers to learning!

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Massilia

Happy Hour Score: 4.8/5

Overall Score: 4.8/5

We were called west to Santa Monica in honor of Massilia’s Happy Hour! A French, Italian, Morocco restaurant with a hint of California is now our favorite place to go for those summer vibes all LA looks for. Massilia has a very special, well-rounded Happy Hour menu that truly offers something for everyone. But it’s their elevated ambiance that will keep you there long after Happy Hour ends. Check out more of our review, cheers!

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What is Feni?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re taking you deep into Southeast Asia, to the state of Goa in India, where the country’s national liquor is made- Feni. Today, Feni’s 400 year history makes it a national treasure plus it’s still a favorite Goan staple for delicious cocktails and an important contributor to India’s most valued export. Come on a journey to Goa with us and learn about what makes Feni so deliciously unique! Cheers to learning!

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Painkiller

Happy Wednesday! Today, we're switching out the LA heatwave for the British Virgin Islands with the Painkiller cocktail! This staple Tiki cocktail is often confused for a Piña Colada, but its strength makes it a bigger and badder Tropical cocktail. We got you the recipe (that's had some controversy!), the short history, and the U.S. city that has the record of most Painkillers bought in a year- the answer WILL surprise you. Cheers!

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What is Hesperidina?

Welcome to a new week in Happy Hour City! Today, we’re traveling to the beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina, and no it’s not for Fernet… It’s for Hespridina! The actual national spirit of the South American city so many writers fell in love with. You’ll be so surprised to find out why and how cheers to learning!

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Espresso Martini

Combining coffee with liquor may make your 9-5 hell, but when it is done right, magic happens and history is made. The Espresso Martini holds an important place in coffee and martini culture and today we’re also celebrating National Martini Day! Celebrate with us by learning how to make it, who made it, and why it wasn’t called an Espresso Martini right away. Cheers!

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