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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 LXXIII: Bay Laurel from the Witches’ Garden

Once again, it’s time for Mixology Monday! Mr. Mark Holmes, of Cardiff Cocktails, is hosting, and he’s looking for a batch of herbal cocktails. Roots, spices, and beans can be … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

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

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

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” or Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum (and Cinnamon)

Ah yes, A Christmas Story: a true yuletide classic. Jean Shepherd’s composite tale of his childhood Christmas during the Great Depression has always been a family favorite — I’m sure a lot … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

Homemade Spiced Rum

Yes, the time has finally come to make some homemade spirituous infusions! I’ve been lagging behind in this area quite a bit, though I have a number of recipes and experiments I’d … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 4 Comments