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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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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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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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Caipirinha

When a drink makes a mark as a national beverage, it deserves a spotlight, and for a country the size of Brazil that’s quite an accomplishment. The Caipirinha is a simple, yet historic cocktail that came to the Americas and left a lasting impression in the heart of millions of Brazilian people. If you have never had it, this is your chance to learn how to make it, how to say it, and what the heck it means. Cheers!

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Blood and Sand

Don’t let the name scare you, this week’s Drink of the Week does not taste like blood and it doesn’t feel like sand going down your throat. This long-forgotten Scotch cocktail has been in the history books for nearly a century, so why have you never heard of it? We dug into that, plus found out where the name came from, and a little tip to make the recipe well worth your while. Cheers!

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Rose Water Gin & Tonic

Flowers and cocktails are no strangers to each other, gardens and refreshments go together hand in hand. Flowers, the edible ones, also make quite the beautiful garnishes, so why wouldn’t we use them in recipes? Rose Water is nothing new in skin care, and it hasn’t been a booming trend (we see you lavender) but it is around. For Valentine’s Day tomorrow, here’s a cute little pink cocktail for all you lovers out there. Cheers!

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Sgroppino

The end of January is here! We’re ready to treat ourselves to a dessert cocktail. Don’t worry, this Drink of the Week is actually as healthy as it gets in terms of ingredients and citrus deliciousness. We’re speaking Italian this week and making Sgroppino. Cheers!

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Black Velvet

We’re sticking to light cocktails this month, to help you all keep your NYE resolution, and this week’s drink is for the beer lovers. The Black Velvet cocktail is a mysterious looking mix of two very different ingredients that will certainly have you on your back if you drink too many. We dug into a bit of the history and of course provided you with the recipe for the right way to make it. Cheers!

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White Wine Spritzer

Our first Drink of the Week for 2019 is in honor of those of you who are giving it your all to stick to your NYE resolution of feeling good and looking even better. A White Wine Spritzer is the perfect drink to keep the calories, sugars, and alcohol content at bay. Plus, it’s super easy to make. Cheers!

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Eggnog

It’s that time of year most of us have been waiting for when it becomes perfectly okay to drink that thick nutmeg spiced loose egg custard beverage. While there is a way to make Eggnog from scratch, we’re offering a “get-drunk-much-quicker” recipe for this week’s Drink of the Week. Plus, background on when the heck we decided to make this a holiday staple, some variations you might enjoy, and more, cheers!

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Mulled Cider

It’s finally getting chilly in California and with the holidays right around the corner, we figured we’d give you a recipe that is sure to help you get through it all whilst keeping it remotely healthy. Mulled Cider has been a staple of wintertime activities thanks to the scents the ingredients create, but you have to do it right. We’re teaching you exactly what to do, how to properly spike it, and a video of our attempt (which turned out pretty great.) Cheers!

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