Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

The Mai Tai

If you were to ask me what my favorite cocktail is, I’d be hard-pressed to answer your question. If, however, you were a bit more specific and asked me what … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Drinking New Orleans, Part 5: The Hurricane

Ah yes, the Hurricane. Like many faux-tropical drinks, it has a messy history, though it’s not quite asĀ convolutedĀ or controversial as those of the Mai Tai and the Zombie. For one … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Original Drink: Juliet’s Autumn

What’s that? A cocktail contest, you say? Hmm… If you haven’t run across it yet, About.com has a fairly extensive cocktail cocktail site set up. Helmed by Colleen Graham, the … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Original Drink: 40,000 Headmen

You know, most of the time a cocktail gets its name after it’s been mixed and tasted — hopefully nobody else has come up with the same thing and named … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · 2 Comments
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