That’s the spirit

Marie Teck­myer is bring­ing back the golden age of happy hours at her shop in Cleve­land—start­ing with the sparkling glass­ware.

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THE OWNER

Maybe the rea­son Marie Teck­myer’s store, Happy Hour Col­lec­tion, is un­like any other is that she be­lieves a good cock­tail starts be­fore the liq­uid. “I re­mem­ber my par­ents throw­ing par­ties and the vin­tage glass­ware that made it so spe­cial,” she says. “Peo­ple are look­ing for that kind of con­nec­tion again and a way to honor and cel­e­brate life.”

WHAT’S IN­SIDE

In­spired by the mys­tery and glam­our of 1920s speakeasy cul­ture, Marie stocks cur­va­ceous coupes, Hol­ly­wood Re­gen­cy­era crack­led glass shak­ers, and gun­metal black pineap­ple­topped bar­spoons (see page 14). She scours es­tate sales and auc­tions to find vin­tage pieces and sources bit­ters from small-batch mak­ers across the coun­try

(like Crude’s Rizzo blend of rose­mary, grape­fruit, and pep­per­corn).

THE EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Ask Marie to build a cock­tail menu for an up­com­ing party. She’ll walk you through a free tast­ing of bit­ters and syrups to find a fla­vor pro­file you like then craft cock­tail recipes us­ing your picks. hap­py­hour­cle.com

MORE

Turn the page for Marie’s es­sen­tial bar cart items.

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