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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo 107: Burden of Proof | Rust n’ Dust

Mixology Monday has rolled around once again! This time, Monsieur Dagreb of Nihil Utopia is hosting the party, and he’s asked us to mix up a round of drinks featuring … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

MxMo CVI: Spring Break — La Lavanda

Time for another Mixology Monday! Now that we’ve braced ourselves against winter and slogged through February, it’s time to set our sights on Spring…premature? Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but Joel at … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Bombardier

    — Images & text by IJL. Entry typed on a Remington Deluxe Model 5 Typerwriter with Touch Control

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

MxMo CV: Brace Yourself — Le Restaurateur No. 2

      So…for the latest Mixology Monday, Doc Elliot has asked us to mix up a string of drinks to act as winter bracers — anything that will help us folks … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The YouTube Cometh…

Hello, Blogosphere! (Does anyone still use that term, anyway?) Have you missed me? Don’t worry, new posts are in the works. In the meantime, I’ve spent some time fiddling with … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

MxMo XCIV: That’s Not A Martini! — Shanghai

Mixology Monday? Again? So soon? Well, well, time for a drink…one that is almost, but not entirely (un)like a Martini. At least, that’s what Dagreb over at Nihil Utopia has … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

MxMo LXXXIX: The Unknown — The Maturin Cocktail

In the world of cocktails, a great deal of faith is placed in precedent and tradition. We look to the written works of bartenders from a century ago for inspiration, … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

MxMo LXXXVI: Pineapple

Mixology Monday has rolled around once again! We’ve just passed the solstice, so summer is officially here. The heat has been building for quite some time, however, and it’s due … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

High Times at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

As some of you know, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held here in New York a few weeks back. And I nearly missed it. Serves me right for not paying … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Byrrh Rides Again: The Chevalier

I love apéritif wines. Byrrh, Lillet, Dubonnet, Cocchi, you name ’em, I’ll drink ’em. These complex, Continental concoctions are wonderful on their own — or with a wedge of citrus … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment