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