Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo LXXII: Drink Your Vegetables — Ciao, Provence!

Vegetables? It’s too early for vegetables! At least, it’s too early for veggies from our garden — we’ll be waiting two months, at least, for fresh, homegrown tomatoes, peppers, and … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Have a Sip of Byrrh, then make Byrrh Cocktails

Here in the U.S. we now have access to a growing number of European spirits and liqueurs that, until now, were rarely seen on these shores: Carpano Antica and Cocchi … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Cocktail Night II: Bourbon & Rye

Almost time for the second meeting of the Heron Social Club! This time our crew of cocktailians will be focusing on drinks made with bourbon and rye whiskey. Neighbor Dave … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Heron Social Club

It was bound to happen: a neighborhood cocktail club is in the works and nearly set to debut (one week to go). I hate to keep such a thing exclusive and secret, … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tonight’s Drink: The Interesting Cocktail

Every now and then you come across a drink that is, well, interesting, but maybe isn’t quite there, doesn’t quite add up to what you expected, or doesn’t match your … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tonight’s Drink: The Tip Top

A truly exquisite little drink, the Tip Top is one of those well-hidden gems that deserves to be known better. Don’t be afraid of the amount of vermouth in this … Continue reading

July 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bar Visit: Leon’s Full Service, July 08, 2011

“There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place, and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” – Field … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment
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