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

Speakeasy, the Nerina, and Employees Only

What I love about books authored by bartenders is that they are written with a sense of calm, practical authority. No stand-offs or divisive arguments between mixology geeks, no lecturing … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

David Wondrich, and a Bar Visit to Holeman & Finch

Well, I met David Wondrich last Thursday. Yes, I could heap applause and accolades upon him, but that’s been done enough already. I’ll just say that Mr. Wondrich was an … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wilde Heart

Last month, Imbibe┬áran a piece on Irish Whiskey that caught my attention, namely because I hadn’t tasted or mixed with very many Irish whiskeys. If you’ve paged through a large … Continue reading

November 12, 2011 · 1 Comment