Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Cherry Blossoms!

Spring has arrived in Georgia, bringing with it the usual crop of weather conditions: wild fluctuations in temperature — both morning-to-night and day-to-day — tornadoes, rain, and exclamations from coastal … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day, folks! That’s right, 78 years ago Prohibition officially ended, and booze flowed freely again in the U.S.¬†Of course, it hadn’t particularly stopped¬†flowing during America’s “Noble Experiment,” and … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

Back to my ROOTs

Not too long ago, Jason Wilson wrote an article about a curious liqueur named ROOT (I’d prefer that it was simply “Root,” but Art in the Age seems rather fond … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Fitzgerald

Somehow, cocktails that are simple, elegant, and timeless get overlooked. More often than not, these drinks involve simple mixological maneuvers that, once performed, seem obvious under the scrutiny of 20-20 … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

Historic Core Cocktail

A while ago I ordered a copy of Left Coast Libations, a cocktail tome I had seen mentioned once or twice in the Blogosphere and had paged through while sitting … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Saratoga

Well, as usual, I’m getting impatient. Fall is entirely too far away; it’s fresh, cool air and brightly colored leaves, which contrast with the oh-so-necessary crystal-clear blue sky, make it … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

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
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