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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

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

A Southerner Goes North

As you may have noticed, dear reader, this blog has been idle since July of 2013. The reason for this, of course, is that I have relocated from the quiescent … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Autumn Has Arrived — Time for Punch!

To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and herald the arrival of cooler weather, we held a Harvest Party at the Lauer household (incidentally, a well-timed cold front dropped the temperature by ten … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eh, it’s-a Tombasi, un Cocktail Originale!

A couple of weeks ago, the Lauer household was inundated with tomatoes. The gardens were cranking  ’em out in July, and we could only consume so many of them. Our … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

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