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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

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

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

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

Say you infuse bourbon with tea…what happens then?

A little while ago, I picked up a copy of Food & Wine: Cocktails 2012 (at a local Kroger, of all places): contained within it was a drink called “Tea At Three,” … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drinking New Orleans, Part 4: Absinthe!

If there’s any booze out there that could expect to win the title “most misunderstood spirit,” I think absinthe would be it. Wildly popular at the turn of the last … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Drinking New Orleans, Part 1: The Vieux Carré

Well, Mardi Gras was last Tuesday, and I’m sure everyone in the drink blogosphere has been getting an ample dosage of information on the Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans, … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

MxMo LXIV: Tiki, and ZOMBIFICATION

After a two-month hiatus, it’s finally time for another Mixology Monday! Locked in the dead cold of winter (well, it’s  in the 60s here in Georgia), our venerable host, Doug, … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cocktail Night V: Dark n’ Spicy

Arrrr, it be time for more rum drinks, me hearties! This time, we’re covering a broader spectrum of this sugarcane spirit and delving into dark and spiced rum. The cocktail club is … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Norwegian Wood

Ever heard of aquavit? No? Well, neither had the cashier at Pop’s. My bottle of Linie received an intent stare and a question when checking out. Completely understandable, given that Scandinavian liquor hasn’t been … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 4 Comments