Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo LXXXII: Monsieur Lauer at the Lapin Agile

As you might well guess, the blog isn’t the only repository for my cocktail knowledge and experiments. Since the summer of 2010, I’ve kept a cocktail journal, of sorts: it … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

MxMo LXXIII: Bay Laurel from the Witches’ Garden

Once again, it’s time for Mixology Monday! Mr. Mark Holmes, of Cardiff Cocktails, is hosting, and he’s looking for a batch of herbal cocktails. Roots, spices, and beans can be … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Autumn Has Arrived — Time for Punch!

To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and herald the arrival of cooler weather, we held a Harvest Party at the Lauer household (incidentally, a well-timed cold front dropped the temperature by ten … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Savoy Tango

Sometimes, simpler drinks are better. True, you can whip up some smoked air to mix with your cardamom- and saffron-infused gin (the gin itself being homemade…who needs commercial gin, right?) … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Widow’s Kiss

We’re getting closer and closer to Fall, and apple brandy is quickly working its way into my drink rotation. Autumn and apples get along splendidly, probably because it’s the harvest … Continue reading

September 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tonight’s Drinks: Tiki-Ti Five-0 & Golden Dawn

Huzzah! The new issue of Imbibe is here! The cover story? “The Summer of Tiki.” Also featured are articles about American soda fountains, cyclists guzzling beer, Spanish wines, and the … Continue reading

July 3, 2011 · 2 Comments
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