Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

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 as convoluted or controversial as those of the Mai Tai and the Zombie. For one … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

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 VI: The Perfect Pair, or Two of a Kind

It’s February…and it’s time for another cocktail night! We’re scaling back a wee bit and mixing up two drinks, rather than our usual three, to give more attention to our … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

Applejack!

Right now, applejack is quite possibly my favorite spirit. Sure, I love sipping whiskey and trying out new gins, and cognac is great and I’m gradually warming to tequila, but … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · 3 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